Planning for my surgery
Your surgeon will schedule you for a pre-admission appointment (either by phone or in the clinic) at least 2 to 6 weeks before your surgery. This is an important appointment to make sure you are ready for your surgery. A booking clerk will call you with the date and time of the appointment.
- A nurse will obtain your health history during this appointment and explain any preparations you need to do before surgery.
- Depending on your health, you may need to see an anesthesiologist.
- Depending on your health and your situation, sometimes your appointment may take place over the phone. It is important that you are able to speak freely about your health history during this interview.
If you do not come to this appointment your surgery date may need to be delayed.
- You will be given a Flow Sheet either by Registration or by a Pre-Admission Nurse depending on your appointments to help you navigate through your process.
- Each area will sign their initials once you have completed the task.
- You may need Blood Work, X-rays, and tests in the Cardiodiagnostic or Pulmonary Departments.
- You may need to see an Anesthesiologist, a Blood Conservation Nurse or an Osteotomy Nurse.
- You may need to see a nurse during your PreAdmission visit or may receive a phone call from a nurse. During these interviews, a medical history and medication lists will be collected. You will be able to ask questions during that time.
- Volunteers/Porters are readily available to assist you as well (wheelchairs are accessible).