The Pre-operative Assessment Clinic (PAC) is open at Davie Medical Center. Our team includes:
- Registered nurses
- Certified registered nurse anesthetists
- Nurse practitioners
- Physician assistants
During a PAC visit the patient will undergo a medical evaluation to determine a patient's readiness for surgery, history and physical exam. Additional tests may be ordered to aid in the decision making. Also, different options for anesthesia will be discussed and may include:
- General anesthesia
- Regional nerve block
An anesthesiologist will meet with you on the day of surgery to finalize your sedation method.
The pre-operative assessment visit will also include pre-operative instructions, medical management issues and medication instructions. Certain medications may need to be carefully discontinued before surgery.