Can I choose my favorite Anesthesia Provider?
In most cases this can happen, but you may want to make this request well in advance in your surgeon’s office or at the time you see someone for an anesthesia consultation. This request must get to the anesthesia providers that manage the surgery center so that they can make the arrangements. In most cases they will usually make an attempt to fulfill your request.
Can I ask for a woman provider?
This is a common request especially from women. If you make this request in advance, it is very likely the staff will be able to comply with your wishes.
Can I schedule my day and time of surgery?
This is commonly asked by many patients. It is perfectly reasonable to ask this, but remember that many physicians do not operate every day of the week. They may be limited to certain days that fit their schedule. You may also consider that a surgeon may be better in the morning compared to the end of the day. Everyone is human and can be more prone to mistakes at the end of a long busy day.
Can I schedule surgery in my favorite hospital?
This is a good question but is totally dependent on where your doctor has privileges. This is a question you may want to ask early in your evaluation or possibly before you confirm that appointment. Most doctors have privileges in many hospitals and you may be able to go where you want, but there are no guarantees.