Preparing for Surgery

Before Surgery

Once your surgery has been scheduled, you will be notified of the date and time.  A nurse and an anesthesiologist from the Center will then contact you with a pre-operative questionnaire that will help us provide the most thorough and appropriate care.

Please read this information carefully and follow the instructions.

If you experience any changes in your health between the times of your last office visit and your scheduled surgery, please notify your physician.  Examples of changes in health include a cold, cough or fever.

Day of Surgery

Upon arrival at the Center, your registration will be completed and you will meet your surgical team to prepare for surgery.  Any additional questions that you may have will be answered at that time.

Please take note of our Directions on the Contact Us page.

After Surgery

After your surgery is completed, you will be in the postoperative care unit, where the average time spent is one to two hours, depending on your surgery and the type of anesthesia given.  When recovery is sufficient, the anesthesiologist will release you.

Your surgeon will provide you with specific postoperative care instructions after your surgery.  In addition, please follow the general instructions below.

A Center staff member will call the following day to check on your progress and answer any questions.