If You are Being Admitted the Day Before Your Operation
When to Arrive at the Hospital
The patient resource manager will call you at home to give you a time to report
to the hospital. You should go to the check-in counter in the lobby of the Imaging
Center-Family Birth Center. After you check in, you will be escorted to your
hospital room. Once in your room, your nurse, resident doctors, an anesthesiologist
and your surgeon will visit you. They will answer any questions you may have
and give you instructions about your operation.
Going to Surgery
On the morning of your operation, you will be asked to empty your bladder and
change into a hospital gown before leaving your room. You will also have an
intravenous line (IV) started. The IV is used to give you fluids and medications
if needed. Someone from the surgery department will arrive to take you to the
preoperative area where nurses will complete your preparation for your operation.
Family Waiting Areas
If you are admitted to the hospital the night before your operation, family
members or friends will wait in your room during your operation. If you are
going to a critical care unit, your family will wait in the Critical Care Family
Waiting Room. If your family member or friend leaves your room or the waiting
area, they should let someone know where they are going and when they expect
to return. This will allow for easier communication from the operating room.