You will be greeted by our Day Surgery team who will ask you to change into a hospital gown. No personal clothing/items will be allowed into the operating room.
This team will also perform a brief assessment including taking your vital signs and reviewing your medical history including your, medications, and allergies. We will ask you about your preference for a pharmacy; please ensure that the pharmacy information we have for you is accurate. An IV catheter will be placed and any necessary lab work will be drawn at this time. A urine sample may be requested, if needed. (Pediatric patients— see pediatric section.)
You will meet your anesthesia team in the pre-op area to discuss your medical history and review your personal anesthesia care plan. The team will discuss the risks and benefits of anesthesia with you. We encourage you to ask questions and provide input.
A copy of the anesthesia consent form is attached to this document for your review prior to arrival.
You will also visit with your surgery team in the pre-op area to discuss any changes to your health, address any questions you might have, and review your plan of care.
During your visit you will be asked some of the same questions multiple times as part of our quality assurance and safety program.