The receptionist will review your medical record with you. You will be asked to sign separate consents for your surgery and for anesthesia services. For patients that are minors, a parent must sign the consents. We will ask for your insurance card and payment that may be your responsibility (cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX and CareCredit are accepted.)
A registered nurse will escort you to the pre-operative area. Once you change into a surgical gown, the nurse will review your medical history, take your vital signs and answer any questions you may have. The nurse will initiate an IV and administer any pre-operative medications and treatments ordered by your surgeon and the anesthesiologist.
The anesthesiologist will interview you. This doctor will assess your vital signs, lab results or tests, and ask details about your health history, medications and experience with anesthesia. The anesthesiologist will discuss the plan for anesthetic with you, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Upon completion of your surgery, you will be taken to the recovery area. In recovery, you will be monitored and cared for by registered nurses. Their goal is to minimize any discomfort you may experience. You will rest until you are recovered enough from the effects of anesthesia to be discharged to home. Please keep in mind that your recovery from ambulatory surgery does continue at home. You will be provided with detailed written instructions which will be reviewed with you prior to discharge.