What should I expect?

Once your surgeon has determined your candidacy for surgery, you will be directed to Surgical Services for an initial appointment for evaluation and teaching by the nursing and anesthesia staff. These appointments usually take 60 minutes to complete, but the duration will depend on the procedure you are having and your unique medical history. Your participation in this appointment is important as it:

  • Allows us to complete paperwork and any tests necessary for your procedure
  • Helps us to be fully prepared to serve you on the day of your surgery

At this appointment, you will have your vital signs taken, your medications reviewed, be instructed on preparation for surgery and any additional required pre-operative testing will be completed. This is an excellent opportunity to have any questions about surgical preparation answered. Please bring your Surgical Passport along with any medical consultation documents that your surgeon may have requested at your pre-operative appointment.

We’ve created a brochure to guide you through the Surgery experience and maximize your comfort. The surgery team here at Madigan wants to provide you with a truly patient centered surgical experience and get you on the road to recovery swiftly and comfortably.

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