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.