Preparing for Surgery
At Banner Churchill, we will work together with your physician to provide the best surgical care available. Learn more about preparing for surgery.
- Pre-admission Hours: (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
- Hospital Phone Numbers
We want your admission and stay to be as easy and convenient as possible. Please fill out all necessary forms to help us make that happen. Hospital stays are generally shorter these days, so it is important that we plan your stay carefully to use the time wisely.
Pre-Surgery Information and Instructions:
The physician will give specific instructions. For general information, visit our Pre-Surgery Information and Instructions page.
- When ready for surgery, a nurse will take your blood pressure, temperature and pulse rate. You will be asked to sign consent to authorize the physician to perform the surgery and the physician who gives the anesthesia will talk with you. You will then be taken to a surgery operating room on a cart. A blood- pressure cuff and heart monitor will be attached to you so you will be constantly observed during surgery.
After surgery, the physician will talk to your family and/or friends while you are taken to the recovery area for a minimum of one hour. While in the recovery area, you will be closely monitored by the nursing staff. Family and/or friends will be notified of your condition and transfer when you are taken to your hospital room.
- In general, prolonged bed rest after surgery is not beneficial. Most patients will be encouraged to get out of bed and begin activity very soon after surgery, most likely on the same day as surgery.
- Depending on the type of surgery, the physician may order certain exercises which usually include deep breathing, coughing, movement of legs and getting out of bed. These exercises will help with recovery.