Preparing For Surgery

Preparing For Surgery

What is anesthesia?

Going to surgery often provokes a wide variety of concerns and questions... we understand this is not a "normal' thing for most patients! Please use the following information to answer or perhaps stimulate some new questions. When you come for your surgery your anesthesiologist will be happy to discuss any of these issues or any questions you have to make sure you are comfortable with the plan for your anesthesia.

In this section, please find information regarding these phases of of preparation for the surgical process:


Before Surgery

Before your surgery, an anesthesiologist will perform an examination and evaluation to determine the type of anesthesia you will receive. The anesthesiologist and CRNA will interview you to determine the best combination of drugs and dosages and the degree of how much monitoring is required to ensure a safe and effective procedure. Read More...

During Surgery

The anesthesiologist will be in the operating room while the anesthesia is administered to you. A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) may work with the anesthesiologist during your surgery to administer the anesthesia and may monitor your condition during surgery. However, the CRNA is always under the supervision of the anesthesiologist who will be present during any part of the surgery requiring greater training and experience. The anesthesiologist will assume control in the event of an emergency. Read More...

After Surgery

After your surgery or procedure, an anesthesiologist, a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) will take you to the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) and will stay with you until a recovery room nurse can safely care for you. Read More...