Some patients will say “I had a bad anesthesia experience” and then often remark after their tubal reversal that they were pleasantly surprised at how well they did. We do a number of things to increase our patients comfort. When you come for tubal reversal we see you the day before your surgery to give you a chance to get to know us and tour our surgical center. The operative consent can cause patients concerns; so we choose to do it the day before. The consent, by law, has to have a lot of scary things, so we like to give patients plenty of time to ask questions. Our doctors will go over the consent line by line and personally answer all your questions.
Anesthesia today is a balance between several drugs and anesthetic gas. The gas we use is a more expensive one that was developed for use in children. Being that a half asleep child can become hysterical and mess up dressings or pull out tubes, there was a need for a gas that wears off quickly. The advantage to our patients is that they also wake up quickly. After your tubal reversal is done, before you wake up, we give you a mixture of several drugs that we know will make your post anesthetic experience better. One of the drugs is very effective for nausea, it’s new so it’s very expensive, but it usually does the job. We do this at no extra cost to you.
The anesthesia professionals that work in our facilities specialize in outpatient surgeries and our patients get face to face time with them before surgery.
Our surgery center is accredited we have to undergo a top-to-bottom inspection by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. They were here for a week last fall and we got very high marks in all areas. Among the things they look at are the maintenance of our anesthesia equipment, our fitness to deal with emergencies of any sort, and our policy of safety in all areas. Should we ever have a problem, we are close to a full service hospital that our doctors have privileges in. We hope you come here but if you go somewhere else you should make sure that it is at an accredited facility not just a doctor’s office.