The purpose for this visit will be to review any previous evaluations and testing recently completed during your evaluation process. This would include your lab work, EKG, chest x-ray and any consultations performed. In addition, they will take the opportunity to review your history, any pertinent family history and do an anesthesia focused physical exam. This evaluation is very important as it will be done by the individuals directly involved in your care during surgery. It is also a good time to identify any new changes that might have taken place since the visit to your surgeon. It is hard to count the number of times that new problems have developed that required the cancellation of the surgery for the patient’s safety such as Unstable Angina or Malignant Hypertension.