Anesthesiologist (Pediatric) Questions Brain surgery

Is my son's sluggish speech due to anesthesia?

My son recently had a brain surgery where he was given anesthesia. Ever since he woke up from surgery, his speech has been sluggish. Is it because of anesthesia?

2 Answers

The effects of anesthesia should be temporary, and not last more than hours to a maximum of a few days.
The effects of anesthesia only last several hours after surgery usually. If there is persistent speech trouble after brain surgery, it is more likely due to the type of surgery and the location in the brain where the surgery was done.