Your anesthesia will be administered by a qualified anesthesiologist or by a qualified nurse anesthetist under the medical direction of an anesthesiologist. An interview with an anesthesiologist will be done the day of surgery in the pre-op unit. At that time you may discuss your medical history and any questions regarding anesthesia. The anesthesiologist will review your records and lab tests before your surgery. Your safety and fitness for anesthesia are the anesthesiologist's primary concern. It is important for you to report any changes in your physical condition that arise following your pre-surgical testing.
There are several basic types of anesthesia: