We want to ensure that our patients are fully prepared for their surgery or procedure and the first critical step for this is a visit to our unique Pre- admission Anesthesia Clinic (PAAC). Here patients undergo a thorough medical evaluation to ensure they are ready to go ahead with the planned procedure or surgery. This takes place on the same day as a patient’s outpatient appointment, usually a month before the scheduled procedure or surgery date.
If the assessment outcome and the results of any tests are favorable, the procedure or surgery at the ACC will be scheduled and the patient informed of any special steps that should be taken beforehand, such as fasting or taking special medication. If the clinician believes that additional screening is required then an additional appointment at the PAAC may be scheduled.