If you are scheduled for a surgery or procedure at TMC, you will be contacted by telephone prior to you surgery date. Following this phone call, you may need to schedule an in-person appointment for further testing, such as if you are undergoing general anesthesia. This assessment is, in part, to ensure you are able to undergo anesthesia. TMC will contact you up to two to three weeks before your surgery to schedule this pre-anesthesia testing appointment.

Bring the following information to this assessment:

  • Dates of past health problems and any surgical procedures.
  • Bring all current medications, vitamins, supplements and over-the-counter medications that you are taking. If unable to bring in the medications, please provide a complete list, preferably from your pharmacy, of current medications including name, dose, how you take it and directions. Include any vitamins, supplements and over-the-counter medications.
  • Results of any recent lab tests, EKGs or chest X-rays.
  • Current insurance information. If applicable, patients may pay their co-payment at this time or may be directed to the financial counselor for payment arrangements.
  • Medical power of attorney
  • Living will

We may need to ask patients to complete certain tests (such as blood draws, urine analyses, chest X-rays and EKGs) if these tests have not already been completed, or if previous tests do not meet anesthesia requirements because they are out of date or incomplete. The test results give your surgical team the most current information on your present health prior to surgery.

For scheduling questions of Pre-Anesthesia Testing, call (520) 324-1446.

For other questions call (520) 324-1446, Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.; toll-free in-state, call 1-800-362-7004 or out-of-state 1-800-526-5353, and ask for ext. 4-1446.

Click for a pdf of our brochure Preparing for Surgery at TMC.

Please note, if you show up to your scheduled procedure and have not undergone pre-anesthesia testing, your case may be delayed for needed testing with the potential that the case gets canceled if results show that it would be unsafe for you to go under anesthesia.