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What to expect the day of surgery

  • When you arrive at the hospital

    • Go to the surgery registration area.
    • After you check in, you will be directed to the pre-surgery care area.

    Pre-surgery care area

    • Go to the waiting room.
    • You will be brought back to a pre-surgery care suite.
    • A nurse will meet with you to complete your care plan.
    • After you are settled, the person with you on the day of surgery will be invited back to join you.
    • Your nurse will review what you can expect before and after your surgery.
    • Your anesthesiologist (doctor) will also meet with you. Your anesthesiologist and surgeon will work with you to choose the right type of anesthesia for your surgery.
    • Your surgeon will visit with you. He or she will mark the surgery site on your body and answer any questions you may have.
    • You will be asked to sign a consent form.

    Information for your care circle

    • While you are in surgery and recovery, your care circle can wait in the surgery waiting room.
    • Your surgery time will vary depending on the type of surgery you are having. Your surgeon will talk with your care circle when your surgery is over.