Consultation with your anaesthetist

Following an initial discussion with your physician or surgeon, they will determine whether you need surgery with a local or general anaesthetic.

You will then need to make an appointment with an anaesthetist at the Victor Hugo Clinic 15 days before the date of the procedure. The consultation must take place at least 48 hours before the scheduled procedure date.
The purpose of this appointment is to assess the anaesthesia and operation-related risks based on your medical history and the treatment you have received. This meeting is informative and reassuring as it allows you to discuss the techniques used.

Make sure you bring to the consultation the following:

  • Your proof of identity (national identity card, passport, family record book for children, etc.)
  • Your Carte Vitale (Social Security) card
  • Recent prescriptions for medicines you are currently taking
  • Results of tests prescribed by the surgeon.
  • Your most recent heart check-up or letter
  • Your blood group card
  • Hospitalisation form (delivered to you by the surgeon’s secretary during the consultation)
  • Questionnaire prior to the consultation with your anaesthetist
  • Questionnaire on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

If you usually take medication in the morning, let the anaesthetist know during your consultation.
If you have any doubts or concerns, feel free to ask the anaesthetist as many questions as you wish. Take the time to read carefully all the documents given to you during the consultation. They contain important recommendations to which you must comply.

To make an appointment, contact the administrative office on: +33 (0)1 53 65 53 60 or online at (French only)


Safety during hospitalisation starts at the clinic’s reception desk. Playing an active role in your safety requires you to understand the various pieces of information that comprise your medical patient file.

During your stay you will be identified according to the data contained on your national identity card. To this end, an identity bracelet will be attached to your arm upon admission and for the duration of your stay.

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