Dr. Claudia Sevilla, urogynecologist affiliated with Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

Pre-anesthesia evaluation services at Sharp HealthCare

When you first learn that you need surgery, you likely will have many questions and concerns. At Sharp, we want to ease your concerns, ensure your confidence and be at your side every step of the way.

Preparing for surgery: frequently asked questions 

Our Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation Services (PAES) department works with your surgeon, anesthesiologist and operating room staff to give you seamless care right from the start. We work as a team with a collaborative focus on you. 

Infection prevention 

After a surgical procedure, there is always a risk of infection. We're here to help you prevent that from happening. Read our tips to avoid a surgical infection. 

Pain management 

At Sharp, our goal is to keep you safe and comfortable. While some pain is expected after surgery, our expert teams aim to help you safely manage your pain. 


We understand that preparing for surgery can be overwhelming. At Sharp, we're here to help ease your concerns and ensure your confidence as your surgery date approaches. 

We offer a holistic approach to your surgical experience, beginning with a presurgical visit from the anesthesiologist. Our expert physician anesthesiologists will carefully consider your needs as well as the specific requirements of your procedure. 

Below, you'll find the most common approaches to anesthesia used at Sharp. 

Where to find our pre-anesthesia evaluation services 

Pre-anesthesia evaluation services are offered at each of our acute-care San Diego hospitals. Learn more about each of our locations.