Patients are instructed by their nurse when to arrive. Please note, your arrival time is not your surgery time.
Check-in with the receptionist. Surgical release forms will be reviewed and signed. Patient’s Pain Medication Policy will be reviewed and signed.
When the nurse takes you to be admitted for surgery, one to two family members may stay with you until you leave for the operating room. While you are in surgery, your family may wait in the waiting room, and your doctor will speak with them after the surgery is complete. WI-FI is available in our waiting area.
Your anesthesia provider will see you before you enter the operating room.
You will be given a gown to wear. Your belongings will be placed in a small bag and stored in the postoperative area.
Your blood pressure, pulse, and temperature will be checked and you will be asked to empty your bladder. An IV will be started by a registered nurse or anesthesiologist.
When it’s time for your surgery, you will be taken to the operating room. EKG patches will be placed on your chest and a blood pressure cuff on your arm. A clip put on your finger will measure your oxygen level. Your anesthesia provider will give you medication through your IV that will make you drowsy or allow you to drift off to sleep.
(Out of deference to your privacy, we offer walled cubicles for preoperative care and recovery.)