Frequently Asked Questions - Anesthesia

What to expect regarding your anesthesia.

Yes. There are five different categories of sedation and anesthesia: Conscious Sedation, General, Regional, Monitored Anesthesia Care and Local Anesthesia. Regardless of the type of sedation or anesthesia that you receive, special anesthetic agents and techniques are used to provide a safe and speedy recovery. If there are alternative choices available for your surgery, and often there are, your physician or anesthesia provider will discuss them with you before surgery.

Depending on the type of surgery, there may be anesthetic options. Your physician or anesthesia provider will discuss available options with you after reviewing your medical history.

Together, you, your surgeon and your anesthesia provider will develop an anesthetic care plan. This plan may include preoperative sedation and other medications if necessary.

All surgical procedures and all anesthetics have risks. These risks are dependent upon many factors, including the type of surgery and the medical condition of the patient. Your anesthesiologist will assess you preoperatively and every precaution will be taken to minimize your risk. We routinely see minor symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, sore throat, dizziness, tiredness, headache, muscle aches and pain, most of which are easily treated.  Please feel free to discuss any questions with your anesthesia provider.

Yes. You will receive a separate bill from your anesthesia provider if anesthesia was administered.

It is important to refrain from eating and/or drinking prior to surgery in order to prevent the risks of aspirating gastric contents (complication related to vomiting) during your surgery. This complication may be very serious. Specific instructions based on national safety standards will be provided to you prior to your procedure. It is very important that you follow the provided instructions.  If you do not, your surgery may be delayed or cancelled.

 

Address and Contact Information

2905 West Warner Road

Chandler, AZ 85224-1610

Administration

Telephone: (480) 603-9000

Fax: (480) 603-9107

Scheduling

Telephone: (480) 603-9159 

Fax: (480) 603-9137

Admitting

Telephone: (480) 603-9011

Fax: (480) 603-9101

Pre-Operative Testing

Telephone: (480) 603-9171

Fax: (480) 603-9075

Imaging Services

Telephone: (480) 603-9060

Fax: (480) 603-9103

Rehabilitation Services

Telephone: (480) 603-9040

Fax: (480) 603-9050

Inpatient Nursing Station

Telephone: (480) 603-9182

Fax: (480) 603-9109

Human Resources

Telephone: (480) 603-9067

Fax: (480) 603-9168

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday

6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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