What are some risks of anesthesia?

As indicated in the first question, the most severe complication, death is very rare. The rate of other complications will vary with the health status of the patient and the magnitude of the procedure. The common side effects of general anesthesia include nausea, sore throat from the breathing tube, dental damage, muscle aches and shivering postoperatively. Side affects of regional anesthetics such as spinal and epidural anesthesia include spinal headache, nerve irritation, rare infection and back pain.