From some other hospital websites:
Know the identity, professional status, and experience of physician anesthesiologists involved in your care.
You have the right to know the name and specialty of the doctor responsible for your care."
I'm having my RLP surgery 3/26/13 at Vanderbilt Hospital (Dr. Smith). I've asked who will be the anesthesiologist for my surgery, and the answer is we don't know. My scheduled meeting with the anesthesiologist the day prior (per agenda sent to me), isn't with him/her as I was told today when I called there, as the anesthesiologist will most likely be in surgery. I will meet with some other pre-op team and they will determine if pre-op tests are needed. This is less than 24 hours prior to my surgery.
I am maybe being too anxious, but it seems that this isn't too much to want to know. Is it or not?