By: Joe Graedon December 26, 2016 39 Comments
    Can Surgical Anesthesia Cause Brain Fog and Conf…

    When a doctor discusses the pros and cons of elective surgery, the conversation often focuses on the desired benefits and the potential risks of the procedure itself. Rarely does the subject of surgic…

    By: Joe Graedon January 5, 2015 36 Comments
    Does General Anesthesia Affect Brain Function?

    Q. I know two senior citizens (in their 70s) who had misadventures with surgical anesthesia. They are both rapidly losing their short-term memory. Do specific anesthesia drugs cause this in geneticall…

    By: Joe Graedon October 26, 2014 2 Comments
    Propofol Linked to Less Confusion after Surgery

    Q. After reading your column on the aftereffects of anesthesia, I want to share my own experience. I had severe memory lapses for months after undergoing anesthesia. It was like knowing something was …