Houston Methodist Hospital's Department of Anesthesiology looks forward to providing you with safe, effective anesthesia care. Our mission is to make your treatment at Houston Methodist as comfortable and safe as possible.
In some cases, existing medical conditions may impact anesthesia. Not addressing a pre-existing medical condition until just before a surgery will cause a delay in - and possibly a cancellation of - your surgery. For your safety and convenience, you will be evaluated by our Anesthesia Preoperative Evaluation Clinic (APEC) three to five days before your surgery. Younger, healthier patients with few existing medical conditions may be able to be registered and screened over the phone. Patients with more serious existing medical conditions must be seen in APEC in advance. These patients may be asked to provide a letter of consultation from their internal medicine physician/cardiologist; this report can be faxed to APEC. For patients with cardiac stents or implanted defibrillators, an evaluation by the patient's cardiologist is typically required before surgery can proceed. There is no charge for the APEC pre-operative evaluation. Charges will result from any laboratories or tests that are required.
The Anesthesia Preoperative Evaluation Clinic is located in the Methodist Outpatient Center. For more information or questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before Your Surgery
To make your surgery as easy and safe as possible, we ask that you:
- Visit our facility for pre-admission testing.
- Download the required form and mail or fax it to the clinic. The address and fax number are included at the bottom of the form.
- Provide us with any letters of consultation from your doctors (especially cardiologists).
- Provide us with results of any recent laboratories or tests.
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