All elective surgery patients will be seen pre-operatively on an outpatient basis by an anesthetist, an operating room nurse, an admitting clerk and by a laboratory and radiology technician, if needed. All patients will have the required pre-op tests done within a month of their surgery, preferably as close to the surgery date as possible.
The goal of the Clinic is:
- to ensure the quality of care;
- to allow the patient more control over his pre-operative preparation;
- to answer queries and therefore decrease some anxiety;
- to better coordinate the client's needs.