What To Expect  

Hospital stays need not be overwhelming. If you arrive at the hospital well prepared, you’ll reduce your stress and anticipation. To ensure you have access to all the information you might need, below are answers to frequently asked questions about surgeries or hospital stays.

Please also feel free to contact us with any additional questions or suggestions.

Getting ready:

  • For a hospital stay
  • For surgery
  • For the day of surgery

Preparing for a Hospital Stay

  • Will I need to complete any additional paperwork when I arrive?
  • Is pre-admission testing (PAT) required prior to my scheduled surgery?
  • Where should I check in?
  • How do I get to the facility?

Preparing for Surgery

  • Do I need to stop taking any particular medications before for surgery?
  • What should I do if I get sick before surgery?
  • Are there any food and drink restrictions I should follow before surgery?
  • Will I be able to drive home after surgery?

The Day of Surgery

  • On the actual day of my surgery, what time should I arrive at the hospital?
  • Am I allowed to bathe, brush my teeth, and wear make-up or body piercings?
  • What happens after surgery? Will I be allowed to see family or friends?
  • Who do I contact if I need to cancel my surgery?