Watch our short, 3-minute video above to hear from a surgeon and patient about wide awake surgery. Or, keep reading to learn about the benefits of wide awake surgery.
As opposed to being completely asleep during a surgery, after your wide awake surgery, you will not need to lie down in a hospital bed to recover or feel groggy. You will be able to stand up and walk out of the hospital or surgical center right away, feeling normal. Other benefits of wide awake surgery include:
Talk to your hand surgeon about whether wide awake surgery is an option for you. Learn more about hand surgery, conditions and injuries at www.HandCare.org. You can also watch more videos like this by visiting the YouTube channel of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.