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Pre-Surgical Patient Instructions
Pre-Surgical Procedure (Click for Details)
Most registration information is collected at the time your surgery is scheduled. On occasion, registration staff may contact you for additional information.
You will be contacted by a Pre-operative nurse or medical assistant prior to the date of your surgery. Working closely with your doctor and the anesthesiologist, pre-operative nurses are trained to gather health information and review your entire health picture. They are able to order additional tests as needed. They can advise you on which medications to take on the morning of your surgery.
If you have not received a pre-operative phone call within 24 hours of your procedure please call the surgery center from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is possible we do not have your latest contact information.
It is important that we have an accurate list of all the medications you are currently taking, including the dose and how often you take each medication. We also want to know which vitamins, minerals, etc. you take.
Our nurse will:
EKG: This test, also called an ECG, helps doctors see the health of your heart. Sticky pads are placed on your chest, arms, and legs. A short period of activity in your heart muscle is recorded. Your doctor will look closely for certain problems or changes in how your heart is working. This test takes about five to ten minutes.
Blood tests: You may need blood taken for tests. The blood can be taken from a blood vessel in your hand, arm, or the bend in your elbow. It can give your doctor more information about your health condition.
Before you come to the Surgery Center, it is very important that you ask a close friend or family member to be your support person.
This person should be able to:
You will need help with everyday chores for the first 24 hours minimum when you return home. Who will help you with: