I'm going to be having a surgery within the next few months. The surgery is expected to last 8 hours. Is is safe to be under for that long? Do any of you know anyone who's had surgeries that lasted 6 or more hours?
From what I've read, after 4 hours, your risks start to go up. After 6 hours and your risks go way up for complications. The other thing I wonder about is how the surgeon can perform surgery for that long. They have to take breaks and eat.
Of course I'm going to be asking my surgeon these questions. I'd just like to know if anyone here knows or has had long surgeries.