Prior to surgery, you will have a pre-op interview at Griffin Hospital with a
registered nurse who will review your health history and provide information about what to
expect the day of surgery. You will also meet with the anesthesiologist who will explain anesthesia
and discuss pain management options. Please bring a list of any medications you are currently taking (including over
the counter medications and supplements) with correct dosage and any
allergies you may have. Some additional testing including blood work may be done at this time.
During your Pre-op orientation & education class, you will be given a patient Guide Book. This book contains important information about preparing for surgery, post-operative care, and will contain records of appointments and progress.
Prior to surgery, you should expect to make appointments for the following:
- Pre-op physical exam
- Medical clearance (if applicable)
- Pre-op interview
- Pre-op orientation & education class
- Pre-op physical therapy & discharge planning evaluation
Important: Please remember – nothing to eat or drink (including gum) after midnight the day of your procedure.