We’re Here for You

We understand the fears and anxiety that can accompany thoughts about having surgery. We hear them from our patients every day- you might be excited about the future results that will come from your surgery, but nervous about the “what if’s” that creep into your mind.

 

Rest assured- you are in good hands with us. Modern surgery and anesthesia techniques are extremely safe. While not entirely risk free, we do everything possible to minimize risk and keep you safe.

 

Our anesthesia providers are experienced and highly skilled. We will stay with you and ensure your safety and comfort throughout your surgery. Our standards are high, and we only work in surgery centers and with surgeons who reflect our high standards of both safety and quality.

 

If you have chosen a surgeon or surgery center who has partnered with us, you can be assured that the highest standards of safety and professionalism are being met. We don’t compromise for any reason, your safety is too important to us.

What to Expect/ Anesthesia Patient Information

Before Surgery

If you have had any previous medical history, you may be asked to visit your primary care physician for a checkup and surgical clearance prior to surgery. You may be asked to get lab work or special testing to ensure your safety. This is usually just a precaution but is necessary to help us make sure you are kept as safe as possible. On the day of surgery your anesthesia provider will talk with you about your health, any medications you may take, previous experiences with anesthesia and will recommend the best anesthesia plan for you.

 

Getting Ready

Follow these simple but important steps to get you ready for your surgery

 

  • Drink plenty of non-caffeinated liquids the day before your surgery.
  • Take all normal medications the evening before surgery and the morning of surgery (a small amount of water may be taken with your medications). If you take medications for high blood pressure or diabetes, please follow our more specific instructions found in our secure patient portal (click “login” at the top of this page)
  • If you are overweight, diabetic, take narcotic medications, or have trouble moving food through your system, please do not eat or drink for 8 hours prior to your scheduled check in time.
  • Otherwise, you may have a light meal (toast, cereal, yogurt, etc) 6 hours prior to your scheduled arrival time.
  • You may drink clear liquids up to 2 hours before your check in time (water, black coffee, clear tea, juices without pulp). Please avoid cream or other dairy for at least 6 hours.
  • Please do not eat or drink anything within 2 hours of your check in time.
  • Refrain from gum, mints, and tobacco products the day of your surgery.
  • For more information on what to eat and drink before surgery, please log into our patient portal.

 

After Surgery

  • You will wake up in the recovery room or operating room. If you have any pain or nausea, we will treat it quickly to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.
  • Your vital signs and general well being will be monitored by a nurse for at least 30 minutes before you are discharged home.
  • You may be given small amounts of water or snacks along with your oral pain medications while in the recovery room.
  • You must have a responsible adult available to accompany you home. We strongly recommend having an adult to monitor you (and your children) for 24 hours after your surgery.
  • Slowly begin eating and drink light foods (toast, white rice, broth) and advance your diet to normal meals as you are able to tolerate.
  • Take pain medications as prescribed.
  • It is important to walk and take deep breaths frequently in the days following your surgery.

 

Have any additional questions? Contact us today.

 

Contact


Phone 425-615-6100
Fax 425-256-3250
info@advancedanesthesiaservices.com

Mailing Address

7829 Center BLVD SE, Suite 310
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Serving Seattle & Portland Since 2013

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