Day of Surgery

What you need to know for the Day of Surgery

Check-in
When you arrive at our center we ask that you check-in at the registration desk to verify personal, escort and insurance information.

Following Admission
After checking in at our center, you will be brought to the admitting area where you will be asked to change into a surgical gown. The nurse will obtain or verify a health history including height and weight. Temperature, pulse and blood pressure will also be measured.  An anesthesiologist will discuss your anesthesia with you and answer any questions. The nurse will have you sign a Consent to Surgery form, acknowledging your understanding of the procedure and permission for you surgeon to perform the scheduled procedure. If the patient is a minor, the consent form must be signed by a parent or guardian. At the appropriate time you will be escorted to the operating room.  During surgery your escort will stay in a waiting area. When ready for discharge your escort will join you in the recovery room to review discharge instructions.