Patient Resources

Before Your Procedure

Pre-procedure consulting with anesthesiologistWill I get a chance to speak with an anesthesiologist?

Yes! Your board-certified anesthesiologist will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and discuss your anesthetic with you before your procedure. After a careful review of your health information, your anesthesiologist will formulate a plan for your anesthetic that best fits your needs. You and your family will have an opportunity to ask questions, discuss concerns and explore anesthesia options with your anesthesiologist before your operation.

What type of anesthetic will I have?

Your anesthesiologist will select a type of anesthetic based on your health history, type of procedure, and the preferences of your surgeon.

What are the types of anesthesia?

What if I don't want the type of anesthesia that is recommended?

As with anything in healthcare, what happens to your body is entirely up to you. Feel free to express your concerns to the anesthesiologist before your procedure.

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I was very ill after having a procedure many years ago. Will I get sick again?

Please inform your anesthesiologist. The medications used today are much less likely to cause post-operative nausea and vomiting than those used in the past. Please tell your anesthesiologist if you have a history of post-operative nausea and vomiting or motion sickness. We will give you medications to try to prevent these symptoms. We will make every effort to prevent post-operative nausea and vomiting.

Can my family be with me?

With your permission, you may have family or friends with you in the pre-operative area. They will be shown to a waiting room during your procedure and may join you again after you leave the recovery room.