Your preoperative visit is important and will last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on your medical history and the type of surgery you are having. Receptionists at the Ambulatory Surgery Center, where visits take place, will welcome and guide you. At this time, existing medical problems can be identified and a plan for optimal treatment will be developed. During the visit, the team will take the time to fully prepare you, both mentally and physically, for your surgical procedure.
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What Your Visit May Include
Your preoperative visit may include any of the following:
- A directed medical history and physical exam
- Any necessary testing, such as lab work & EKG's
- Patients requiring pre-surgical X-Rays will be given a prescription and instructions to one of Stony Brook's Imaging Centers
- A pre-anesthesia assessment
- Possibly a consultation with an anesthesia provider
- Education and explanation about how to prepare for surgery and what to expect
- An opportunity to address any concerns about the upcoming surgery
What to Bring
- Any paperwork from your surgeon or primary care physician, i.e., history, physical, consent, etc.
- Recent cardiology/pulmonary or other consults or test results
- Accurate list of medications (including over-the-counter and herbal) and the dosages
- A list of current physicians and their phone and fax numbers
- Any other relevant medical information
- Any questions concerning the upcoming surgery
- Insurance information