Can patients choose the type of anesthesia?

Provided by Dr. Tsung-Yung Tang, Division of Anesthesiology, Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital

Safety is the primary consideration; except in the event of equal risks, patients will not be allowed to choose. Therefore, the anesthesiologist will choose the safest and most suitable method of anesthesia for the patient after a comprehensive evaluation at the preoperative outpatient anesthesia visit.