Instructions for Referring Adult Patients to the Anesthesia Preoperative Clinic
General Information for UMHS Surgery Clinics
Adult patients scheduled for ADP or OP surgery may require an appointment in the Anesthesia Preoperative Assessment Clinic. This preoperative visit provides an anesthesia evaluation, preoperative instructions, and an opportunity for patients to address their anesthesia concerns. The preoperative visit takes approximately 20 minutes to an hour depending upon:
Preop Anesthesia is NOT a walk-in clinic. ALL PATIENTS MUST HAVE A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT.
Please schedule and cancel ALL appointments through EWS. Appointments that are scheduled (or canceled) within 48 hours of the appointment date must be done by calling the Preop Clinic directly. Advance notice is necessary to allow adequate time for appropriate insurance referral/authorization.
Clinic hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Appointments are schedule from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Fridays clinic hours vary; the EWS grid reflects Friday hours. The last scheduled appointment Monday through Thursday is 4:00 pm. This is to allow time for the accessibility of additional services if required by the patients. In addition, this allows time to contact the surgical staff while still available with any questions and/or problems.
Preop Anesthesia appointments are scheduled on the 1/2 hour (ie: 9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, etc.) Please schedule only 3 patients per time slot. Any appointments needing to be "over-booked" MUST be arranged by the Preop Anesthesia Clinic. DO NOT overbook appointments in EWS Preop Anesthesia Scheduling Grid.
Please notify the Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic at 936-3604 if a patient is not coming or has been canceled.
Some days the clinic may be fully booked. The clinic will attempt to accommodate patients, especially those who are from a long distance and not returning before their surgery date.
Patients Who DO Require a Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic Visit
Patients Who DO NOT Require a Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic Visit
Inpatient consults are scheduled through the Main Operating Room Anesthesia Clerk Ð Phone 6-4270. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 926-4280 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .