What to bring
- Driver’s license or state identification card
- Health insurance card(s), including supplemental insurance
- Referral and pre-certification forms
- Deductible and/or co-payment, if applicable
- Recent test results, X-ray films or other relevant forms that your primary care physician or surgeon has asked you to bring
- Cases for eyeglasses, contact lenses, dentures and/or hearing aids
- List of all of your medications, including vitamins and herbal supplements, their frequency and their doses—or the medications themselves in their original containers
- Your documents for power of attorney, living will and advanced care planning, if you have them
Please do not bring valuables (large amounts of cash, laptop computers, etc.) or wear jewelry.
Arriving at the hospital
Please arrive with your adult companion about one and a half to two hours before your scheduled surgery to have time to register and prepare.
After your admission, you’ll meet your surgery team, including your surgeon, nurses and anesthesiologists. Together, they’ll help prepare you for your procedure by:
- Reviewing your medical history and current medical condition
- Taking vital signs and providing gown and ID bracelet
- Reviewing any allergies or past experiences with anesthesia.
- Reviewing the surgery you have planned
- Addressing any questions or concerns, and ensuring you feel comfortable and prepared
During your surgery
Along with your surgeon, you will have a dedicated team with you in the OR to monitor all aspects of your health and comfort. This team may include a surgical technician, registered nurse and anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist.
Waiting area for family and friends
Your loved ones have several places to stay during your surgery, including comfortable waiting rooms, on-site cafeterias, spiritual areas and more.