If you are scheduled for a surgical ENT operation the surgeon will take care of you in collaboration with an anaesthesiologist.

4 anaesthesiologists work in the Clinique Honoré Cave

Dr Bernard DELMAS



Dr François VERGNE


Your anaesthesia consultation

Preparing your anaesthesia consultation

Before your anaesthesia consultation, go to the reception desk of the clinic to carry out the pre-admission formalities.

The anaesthesia consultation is obligatory. It must take place no later than 48 hours before the operation.

We invite you to make an appointment as soon as you know the date scheduled for your operation with the anaesthetists’ secretariat of the Clinique Honoré Cave by telephoning 05 63 03 80 47.

Anaesthetists’ consulting times:

MONDAY 8.30 a.m. to midday 1.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
TUESDAY 8.30 a.m. to midday 1.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 8.30 a.m. to midday 1.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
THURSDAY 8.30 a.m. to midday 1.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Papers required on the day of the consultation

Bring your carte vitale (French health card) and your mutual fund card.

If the surgeon has prescribed tests, you must bring the results to your consultation with the anaesthetist as well as all the medical documents concerning you (hospitalisation reports, specialist consultations, prescriptions etc.).

You can also download a medical questionnaire. You can print it out and fill it in before you see the anaesthetist.

Download the pdf : “Medical questionnaire”

Your consultation with the anaesthetist

Objectives of the anaesthesia consultation:

  • To conduct your clinical examination.
  • To assess the anaesthetic and surgical risk, depending on the factors that could interfere with the anaesthesia (surgical, medical, and/or gynaecological history) and treatments being followed.
  • To decide on the anaesthetic technique to be employed and to prescribe any premedication.
  • To prepare you for the operation.
  • To inform you and to obtain your consent for this operation.

During your consultation, the anaesthetist will conduct a clinical examination involving:

  • a series of questions
  • a physical examination (weight, height, cardio-pulmonary auscultation etc.)

This clinical examination will determine any extra examinations that may be required before the operation.

Do not worry, if you have no particular health problems, you will not need any extra examinations.

Risks of anaesthesia

Although complications are rare, all anaesthetic techniques involve some risk. If a particular technique puts you at less risk, this will be clearly indicated to you during the anaesthesia consultation.