What Happens During Surgery

Upon your arrival/admission to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you will be taken to the preoperative area where your planned care is reviewed with you in detail by the surgical team, a brief history is taken by a registered nurse, and you will then have the opportunity to meet and discuss anesthesia with your anesthesiologist. Family members are not allowed in this area, except in special circumstances. An intravenous line is placed for the administration of medication and you will be escorted to the operating suite.

Once in the operating room an anesthetic will be given, and you will be asleep for the surgery. A catheter may be placed into your bladder to allow the flow of urine during the operation.