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Surgical Preparation

Surgery preparation area

  • A nurse will explain the process to you and ask you various questions on your health and preparation for the procedure.
  • You will be asked to sign consent forms.
  • You will be asked to change into a surgical gown.
  • An Anesthesia Provider will talk to you before your surgery.
  • A staff nurse will initiate an “IV” (intravenous line).  This is a small catheter that is placed in a vein so that fluids and medication can be given during your procedure.
  • Your surgeon may visit you at this time.  If you need to speak with him/her, please let the nurse know.
  • You will be moved to the operating room on a stretcher, hammock-like device, or wheelchair.  In some cases you will be allowed to walk into the Operating room.