Department of Anesthesiology - El Paso
Preoperative Screening Clinic
Dr. Deborah A. Ortega graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston in 1992. She received her post graduate training in Anesthesiology at The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston where she was selected as Chief Resident in her CA-3 year. Dr. Ortega is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. She served as a private practice anesthesiologist at Baycoast Medical Center in Baytown, Texas before she decided to join TTUHSC in 2002. Dr. Ortega is currently an Assistant Professor and is charged with supervision of the Preoperative Clinic and is the Clerkship Director for the department.
Deborah Ortega, MD Assistant Professor
During this four week rotation, residents will be introduced to ambulatory preoperative evaluation and assessment of ASA I and II patients. The CA-1 rotation will delineate and demonstrate the ASA practice guidelines for preoperative laboratory testing and will educate the resident on the appropriate evaluation and interpretation of normal EKG tracings and CXRs. The rotation will focus on ASA I and II patients, their pertinent medical history and relevant physical findings.
During this four week rotation residents will continue to advance their skills in preoperative evaluation and assessment of medically complex cases including all levels of patients. The CA-3 rotation will expand upon the ASA practice guidelines for preoperative laboratory testing and will include adequate patient time for management of medically complex patients prior to surgery. The resident will continue to evaluate and interpret abnormal EKG tracings and CXRs. The CA-3 rotation will direct the educational experience toward all levels of ASA classification, and will focus on patient’s medical management prior to surgery.