|Preoperative Anesthesiology Visit|
Because anesthesia and surgery affect every system in the body, the anesthesiologist will conduct a preoperative interview. Sometimes this is done in person; in other cases, the anesthesiologist will interview you over the telephone. During this interview, the anesthesiologist will review your medical history, as well as discuss the information mentioned above. He/she will also inform you about what to expect during your surgery and discuss anesthetic choices with you. If you had a preanesthetic evaluation in the pre-operative clinic, your anesthesiologist will likely be a different person.