patients, except those having only local anesthesia, will be seen
by an anesthesiologist in a pre-anesthesia interview. Usually
this will be at the time of Pre-Admission Testing, where you will
also receive pre-operative teaching from a SurgiCenter registered
nurse. At this time, the anesthesiologist will evaluate your medical
history, perform an appropriate physical examination, and discuss
your anesthesia care.
You will receive
instructions on what you may eat or drink before your operation
as well as which medications you should take the night before and
morning of surgery. If you would like to see a PDF copy of our standard
instructions click here.
Please be sure
to bring a list of your current medications and doses, prior anesthetics
and any health problems you may have. You will receive a copy of
our standard form for this information from your surgeon, or you
may see a PDF copy by clicking here.
conducting your pre-anesthesia interview may not be the
same person taking care of you during your surgery.
The complete assessment information from your pre-anesthesia interview
will be available to the anesthesiologist responsible for your care.
You are welcome
to ask any questions you may have at the time of your pre-anesthesia
will schedule your appointment time for Pre-Admission Testing, usually
within the week before your operation. You will park in the Sixth
Avenue Garage and come to the D-building entrance. Click here for
of the Reading Hospital and Medical Center campus. Place your mouse
over the "D" to see the entrance for the Pre-Admission