1. Going to the operating room is not a normal experience for most of us. Dr. Brenner and all of the professional staff caring for you recognize the natural anxiety with which most patients approach this step in the process of achieving their goals. We believe a description of the surgery experience will be helpful.
2. Your surgery will be performed at ROX Center in a state-of-the-art operating suite. Specialists using modern equipment and techniques will attend to you. The team includes an anesthetist, a trained operating room technician and a registered nurse in charge of the operating room.
3. When you arrive at ROX Center, you will be escorted to the surgery suite. You will be asked to change into a gown and you will be given foot covers. Dr. Brenner and the anesthetist will meet with you before you enter the operating room. This is the time for final surgical planning; it is also when we will do basic preparation or draw on your skin as needed. There will be time for last minute questions.
4. Once you enter the operating room, the staff will do everything they can to make you feel secure. You will feel comfortable on a deeply padded operating table, and the nurse or the anesthetist will start an intravenous drip in your arm. At the same time, to ensure your safety, our staff will connect you to monitoring devices. Medicines that will make you drowsy will flow through the tubing into a vein in your arm.