When you first enter the surgery suite, you will be moved in your bed into the pre-operative area. Here a nurse will go over your record and confirm your consent for surgery.
You may have a special IV line inserted in the operating room called a CVP line. This is near your neck or upper chest and will be used as IV access after surgery.
When everything is ready, you will be moved to the operating room where you will be asked to slide over onto the operating table. Here you will meet your anesthesiologist and the operating room nurse that will be caring for you during surgery. You will be asked to breathe oxygen through a mask to increase the amount of oxygen in your body before the anesthesia is administered. When you are ready, the anesthesiologist will inject some medicine into your IV and you will suddenly be asleep.
The anesthesiologist monitors your blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, muscle tension and blood oxygen levels continuously throughout the operation.