After registering at the front desk, a nurse will escort you to the preoperative area where you can change into a patient gown. Your anesthesia provider will then take and review your medical history and discuss with you the alternative anesthesia methods appropriate to your surgery or procedure. Once a course of action has been agreed upon, the preoperative nurse will ask you to sign an anesthesiology consent form. You are encouraged to read the consent form carefully so you fully understand the procedure and its possible risks/complications. Excepting cases involving pain and certain GI problems, all anesthesia is provided by a physician anesthesiologist.
Additional Information on Anesthesia Care
The brochures below provide general, easy-to-understand information on children and anesthesia, seniors and anesthesia, anesthesia and herbal supplements, outpatient and anesthesia, pain management, and more. This information is provided by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesiologists. You are encouraged to discuss any questions or concerns with your physician or anesthesia provider on the day of the procedure.