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Preparing for Your Surgery: Inpatient Surgery and Day Surgery

Pre-admission Testing Center:

When your surgeon schedules your procedure, a representative from Pre-admission Testing Center (PATC) will contact you to ask a series of health related questions to individualize your plan of care. If you need blood work or additional testing, we will schedule an appointment in PATC prior to surgery.

Day of Procedure:  Day Surgery Center

We will ask you to arrive 1 ½ - 2-hours prior to your surgery start time. After you check-in at registration, you will be directed to the Day Surgery Center on the second floor of the hospital and escorted to your private room.

This time is used to review your admission history for any changes, to obtain any additional testing ordered by your surgeon or anesthesiologist, to perform pre-operative patient preparations and provide you with education on what to expect before and after your surgery. 

Family members may stay with you in your Day Surgery room.

Pre-operative Holding Area

When it's time for your procedure, family members will be directed to the Surgical Family Waiting Room, and you will be taken to Pre-op Hold for the remainder of your surgical preparation. 

You will have an opportunity to ask final questions about your procedure with our nursing staff.

The anesthesiologist will meet with you and you may receive some medication through your IV to help you relax and prepare you to receive anesthesia for your procedure. If your procedure requires a regional block, it will be completed here.

Your surgeon will also meet with you in Pre-op Hold and, depending on the type of surgery you are having, the surgeon will verify with you and mark the correct location on your body. This is a very important safety measure, called "site marking" and is done to prevent errors.