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What to Expect After Your Surgeon Schedules Your Surgery

Now that your surgeon has scheduled your surgery, you probably have a lot of questions about your upcoming experience and how to prepare. One of our experienced pre-procedure nurses will collect your detailed health history. It should take somewhere between 20 and 30 minutes on the phone. Please have a list of your medications readily available and how often you take them; also include any over-the-counter drugs you routinely take. If you don’t have a list, gather your medicine containers and we’ll have you read the labels to us.

One of our experienced pre-admission nurses will call to obtain your detailed health history. It should take somewhere between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. Please have a list of your medications readily available and how often you taken them, also include any over the counter drugs you routinely take. If you don’t have a list , gather your medicine containers and we’ll have you read the labels to the nurse.

After this phone interview, you may be given instructions for next steps. Based on your health history, required testing will be scheduled at a location convenient for you. Additional medical follow-up or testing may be needed after the surgeon and anesthesiologist have reviewed your test results and health history.

Hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Once we have your history, your surgeon or anesthesiologist may need you to have some additional testing. Your pre-procedure nurse will schedule tests at the hospital or at one of our CDH Convenient Care Centers.

Another good way to know what to expect at the hospital is by reviewing the guidelines provided below.