Patient Information

Information for Patients and Families

 

We take pride in having compassionate anesthesiologists who are well trained in general anesthesia as well as specialized in cardiothoracic, trauma, pediatrics, obstetrics, regional, and pain management.  Our anesthesiologists believe in individualized care for each of our patients while following the highest evidence-based standards of care.  Our standards for clinical performance are set at the highest level, and all of our anesthesiologists are board certified or board eligible.  Our physicians are committed to medical professionalism and providing the highest quality of care to each of our patients while valuing our patients' wishes.

PREPARING FOR ANESTHESIA

  1. Stop Smoking 

    • The sooner you stop smoking, the better.  It would be best to stop smoking at least one week before your procedure.  If that is not feasible, please don't smoke for at least 12 hours before your procedure.  The body begins to heal itself within hours of quitting.  Smoking increases the chances of complications during anesthesia, as well as during the recovery period.  It is recommended to quit permanently since this single lifestyle change can improve your overall health as well as add years to your life.

 

  1. Dietary Instructions 

    • Please follow the dietary instructions given by your physician.  In general it is recommended to stop eating solids at least 8 hours before your arrival time and stop drinking clear liquids at least 2 hours before your arrival time.

 

  1. Take Your Medications 

    • You may take your routinely scheduled medications with a small sip of water, unless instructed otherwise.

 

  1. Wear Comfortable Clothing 

    • Your comfort is important to us, please leave your jewelry and valuables at home.

 

  1. Bring Your Medical Information 

    • Please bring a list of your medications (including herbal medications) and a summary of your medical history.

 

  1. Arrange for a ride home 

    • We recommend that a responsible adult is with you for at least 24 hours after your procedure.

Make the right, informed & safe choice...

Surgery can be a stressful and sometimes critical event requiring intensive care, monitoring, and vigilance.  Patient safety is our #1 priority.  With the many options available to you, ask your anesthesia provider if he/she is a professional physician anesthesiologist with at least 12 years of education and training in anesthesiology (4 years of undergraduate college, 4 years of medical school, and 4 years of anesthesiology residency) and is board certified through the rigorous requirements of the American Board of Anesthesiology.  Call us if you have any questions.  

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Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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