An anesthesiologist is a physician who has chosen to specialize in the field of anesthesia.
Anesthesiologists have completed four years of college, four years of medical school, and four years of specialty residency training. Some anesthesiologists have also completed fellowships in subspecialties of anesthesiology.
When will I meet my anesthesiologist?
Typically, you will meet your anesthesiologist shortly before the scheduled operation or procedure. In some cases, you may be asked to meet with someone from the anesthesia department in the preoperative clinic several days before the scheduled procedure. If you have any specific issues or questions you would like to address ahead of time, feel free to ask to speak with someone from our department while visiting Holy Cross Hospital for your preoperative testing.
Can I eat or drink before my surgery?
It is very important to follow the instructions you have been given regarding eating or drinking before surgery. Eating or drinking too soon before surgery may lead to your procedure being delayed or even cancelled. Please read the instructions listed here for the details.