Anesthesia Preoperative Evaluation Clinic in San Jose
2589 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA 95124
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At Stanford, we work with medically complex and frail patients other anesthesia providers decline to treat. While many anesthesia providers won’t evaluate a patient until a surgery date is set, we will see high-risk patients for a consult-only appointment in advance to determine if they meet the necessary criteria to receive anesthesia.


Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

High-Risk Patients: Anesthesia Readiness Evaluation

At Stanford we understand sometimes even the sickest patients require non-emergent surgery to extend their life or improve their quality of life. If you have questions about your patient’s readiness for anesthesia, or if another provider has declined to treat your patient, the Stanford Anesthesia Preoperative Evaluation Clinic will evaluate your high-risk patients and make recommendations regarding how to prepare them for anesthesia.

Schedule a High-Risk Consult-only Appointment

Surgeons and other providers may make an appointment directly with any of the four Stanford Anesthesia Preoperative Evaluation Clinic locations. Please advise your patients about what to expect and what to bring with them to their appointment.

What if My Patient Does Not Meet the Criteria for Anesthesia?

If we find your patient is not a candidate for anesthesia, we will work with them to optimize their health to prepare them for anesthesia. We offer:

  • In-patient optimization for patients that need intensive support
  • Nutrition counseling when baseline health needs a boost
  • Other supportive services as required on a per-case basis
  • Frequent communication with the patient’s surgeon and other medical clinicians to keep everyone informed of the individual’s progress