For Inpatients

Under the care of the dedicated anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists at Society Hill Anesthesia Consultants, thousands of inpatients have enjoyed safe and comfortable surgical anesthesia experiences.

How To Prepare For Your Scheduled Procedure

You will receive instructions from the facility and from your surgeon about preparing for your procedure, including what medications you should take and what you may eat or drink before a procedure. You may visit the facility for a preoperative evaluation, which will include an interview with a specially trained nurse and any testing that is needed. You may also meet with an anesthesiologist to discuss your care. If you are under the care of a cardiologist or other specialist, we will contact them to gather relevant information. Other patients may not need to have a preoperative visit and can be interviewed on the day of the procedure.

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What to Expect on the Day of Your Procedure

In preparation for surgery, you may be required to follow certain dietary or fluid restrictions. Generally, you will not be allowed to eat or drink anything after midnight on the day before your procedure.  If you are on medications, you will be given instructions on whether your usual medicines can be taken or must be discontinued prior to surgery.

Before your surgery begins, you will meet with your anesthesia care team to review the anesthesia plan and go over any questions or concerns.  Depending on the procedure, the anesthesia care team will discuss your anesthesia options with you in detail.  Once you feel comfortable and informed, you will sign an anesthesia consent form. 

Your anesthesia care team will be with you at all times throughout your procedure to ensure your safety and comfort.

What to Expect After Your Procedure

Once the surgery is complete, you will be moved to a recovery room where you will emerge from the anesthetic while continuing to be monitored by your anesthesia care team. Your team will be available to tend to your comfort and any medical issues, such as regulating your blood sugar, and your anesthesiologist will determine when you are ready to be admitted to your hospital room.

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.