1 Granite Point Drive
610-685-9204 -- FAX 610-685-5308
is a description of your anesthesia care as it will be provided
at the Pennsylvania Eye and Ear Surgery Center.
directions or information about the Surgery Center, please visit
the Granite Point website.
Prior to your surgery,
you will receive a telephone call from one of the Surgery Center
nurses to go over your medical history and previous surgeries.
Your surgeon's office
will give you instructions as to whether lab testing or an EKG are
needed. They will also provide instructions as to which of your
usual medications you should take on the morning of your operation.
If you have any questions about your medications, please contact
the Surgery Center directly by calling 610-685-9204.
On the day of surgery,
you will report to the receptionist at the Surgery Center. You will
then be registered as a patient and escorted to the pre-operative
In the pre-operative
area, all patients will be interviewed by a Surgery Center nurse
and an anesthesiologist. The anesthesiologist will also perform
a limited physical exam and discuss the anesthesia plan. For more
information about types of anesthesia, please click about
Before going to the operating
room, most patients will have an IV started. For pediatric patients,
we commonly place the IV after inducing anesthesia by mask.
A staff nurse will then
escort you to the operating room.
Before starting the anesthetic,
blood pressure monitors will be placed on your chest and arm, as
well as a pulse oximeter on your finger to measure your blood oxygen
Your anesthesia care
will be provided by an Anesthesia Care Team in which a highly trained
nurse anesthetist is medically
directed by one of our anesthesiologists.
After your procedure,
you will be moved to the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit where specially
trained nurses will monitor your recovery and attend to your post-operative
When you are fully awake,
you will be discharged home.
We will attempt to telephone
you after discharge to check on your condition. If we are unable
reach you, we will follow-up with a letter.