Patients, please use this form as a checklist for yourself whenever you are considering an elective procedure in an outpatient office setting. It is critical to make sure that your surgeon or proceduralist is board certified in the same specialty as the procedure. Many surgeons may state that they are board certified but when you look closer they are NOT board certified in the specialty of the operation. Talk to everyone about your surgeon or proceduralist! You want to know if they have a good reputation in the community and good patient outcomes! You also want to be sure that there are protocols in place in case of an emergency. Always ask who is providing the anesthesia. You can request to speak to your anesthesiologist before the day of your surgery. Tell your anesthesiologist about any health problems, allergies, medications, and past anesthesia experiences. Your anesthesiologist will discuss the plan of anesthesia and answer any and all questions that you may have. Together, we can increase your safety and improve your experience with office-based surgery and procedures!
Questions? Comments? Please contact Tampa Anesthesia through this website!
Bobbie Freeman, M.D.