The information contained here is designed to give you an indication of what you should expect from us regarding your care and answer as many of the basic questions that you may have before coming to Mount Sinai.
The Cardiac Anesthesiology group consists of 10 Board Certified Anesthesiologists who are specifically dedicated to the care of Cardiac and Thoracic patients. Our constant dedication to these surgical procedures allows us to optimize your care and make your procedure as safe and rewarding experience for you as possible.
Your experience with us will begin when you come in for preoperative testing. Here you will be greeted by one of the physicians from our department. Then, in a private consultation room, your past and present medical history will be discussed. Afterwards, they will review how the anesthesia will be managed in your specific case and discuss what you need to do to prepare yourself the evening before surgery. Please feel free to ask any and all questions that you may have regarding your care.
On the morning of surgery, after you have gone through the preadmission department, you will be brought to the preoperative holding area. At this time, you will be introduced to the anesthesiologists who will be responsible for your care. Once again your medical history will be reviewed as well as the plan for anesthesia. Any and all questions you may have will be thoroughly addressed at this time. Because your treatment does not end with the completion of surgery, you will also meet the physicians from our pain management department. At this time, a plan for your postoperative care will be discussed. Prior to entering the operating room and intravenous will be started and a mild sedative will be given.
Once the procedure has been completed, you will be brought out of the recovery room where our dedicated nursing staff will care for you until the time you are transferred to your hospital room. Family members can come to visit you at a time approximately 20 minutes after you’ve arrived in the recovery room.