Information for patients undergoing plastic surgery:
The physician specialists of Anesthesia Group of Onondaga, P.C., want you and your family to feel secure and well informed with the medical specialty of Anesthesiology. Our main goals are to provide you with the best anesthesia care as well as safe relief from post operative pain during your cosmetic plastic surgery and afterwards during your recovery phase. Through communication and education we hope to provide quality patient care, and ensure the most appropriate decisions about your care have been made.
All of the physician members of Anesthesia Group of Onondaga, P.C. are Board Certified or Board Eligible Doctors of Medicine who have completed four years of medical school. Following medical school these physician have received four additional years of specialized medical training in the field of Anesthesiology. The physicians also understand that in order to provide quality patient care, you must feel comfortable in communicating your concerns. With this understanding, we hope your experience with Anesthesia Group of Onondaga, P.C. will be a positive one.
At the time of preadmission testing a nurse clinician will assist you in completing a preanesthetic history screening questionnaire which will be used to obtain your past and current medical history. During the preoperative interview you may request to meet with an Anesthesiologist. At this time you should ask questions and express your concerns about anesthesia care, including options available, risks and benefits. Your physician will evaluate your medical condition and formulate an anesthetic plan considering your physical condition and the type of surgery being performed.
During surgery, your Anesthesiologist is responsible for administering anesthesia to relieve pain and for managing vital functions, including breathing, heart rhythm, blood pressure, brain and kidney function. As a physician, your Anesthesiologist will also manage and treat any medical problems which may be present before surgery or that may develop during or immediately after surgery. If you have received medical evaluations or treatments from your doctor prior to surgery, you will have that same medical care continued during surgery by the Anesthesiologist. At the conclusion of surgery, your anesthesiologist will reverse the effects of the anesthetic medication, return you to consciousness, and maintain you in a stable and comfortable state during your recovery phase.
Please do not hesitate to ask our Anesthesiologist any questions. We want to make your anesthetic experience as safe and pleasant as possible.