Anesthesiology - VA Palo Alto Health Care System
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VA Palo Alto Health Care System



Information for Patients

We recognize that receiving anesthesia for surgery provokes anxiety in some patients, and this loss of control demands a great degree of trust of the operative team. The Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service is committed to developing a thorough understanding of your expectations and your medical issues to make your surgery a positive and safe experience.

Speak Up: Anesthesia and Sedation Infographic
Speak Up: Anesthesia and Sedation Infographic

Our physicians and advanced practice nurses provide preoperative evaluation and consultation, intraoperative anesthesia care, intensive care, and postoperative medical care and pain control.

Need more Information?
The following materials are available to you to learn more about the anesthesia experience and the role of the anesthesiologist: