Preparing for Surgery
We will work with the physician to provide the best care available. We also want your admission and stay to be as easy and convenient as possible.
Filling out these forms will help make your stay go smoothly. 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, which are listed on the . 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. The physician who gives the anesthesia will talk with you and then your will be taken to a surgery operating room on a cart. You will get a blood pressure cuff and heart monitor so you are being constantly observed during surgery.
After surgery, the physician will talk to your family and/or friends and you will be 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 exercises to speed your recovery which usually include deep breathing, coughing, movement of legs and getting out of bed.