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Inpatient Surgery

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The Day of Surgery

A staff member will escort you to your room and prepare you for surgery. You will also be interviewed by an anesthesiologist.

  • After you are ready, your family will be able to be with you until the time of surgery.
  • When it is time for your procedure or surgery, you will meet the hospital staff who will take care of you throughout the procedure. They will double check your identity, allergies, procedure and basic health status.
  • Your family may wait for you in the Surgical Services Waiting Room.
  • Your family will receive information to follow your progress on the electronic message board or through a kiosk. They will also receive a pin number that they will use when calling the hospital from home.


  • Following a stay in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, you will go to a nursing floor to complete your hospital stay.
  • Your family member(s) will be contacted when you are ready to be transported to your inpatient room