Anesthesia for planned surgical procedures is determined based on several factors including:
You may be seen by an anesthesiologist at the time of your surgical preoperative appointment based on your history and/or planned surgical procedure. You will be seen by an anesthesiologist on the day of surgery. During this interview and exam process you will have the opportunity to discuss anesthetic options.
You will not be allowed to drive for 24 hours after surgery. If you are an outpatient, a responsible adult must receive your postoperative instructions and provide you with transportation to your home.
Postoperative pain and nausea are possible depending on surgical procedures and the type of anesthesia. Please inform your medical care providers if you experience either symptom so that your symptoms may be addressed.