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Check with your doctor prior to your surgical date about whether you will need any additional testing. If testing is needed, your referring doctor will be able to help you make arrangements at a convenient testing site.
UPMC Hamot Surgery Center suggests observing the following recommendations leading up to your surgery:
It is important to follow the instructions given to you by your surgeon or family doctor regarding taking any products that contain aspirin or blood thinners prior to your procedure.
On the day of your surgery, please try to:
UPMC Hamot Surgery Center is not responsible for lost valuables.
We will ask you for some additional insurance information and to sign consent forms. The anesthesiologist will speak with you about the anesthesia you will receive. One family member may accompany you as you wait in our recovery area and when you arrive in stage II recovery.
Our staff will go over instructions for you to follow once you are home. If you have received any anesthesia, other than local anesthesia, we require that you have a responsible adult listen to your medical instructions and drive you home.
Arrange for someone to be with you at home throughout the night. We will call you the day after your surgery to check on your progress and ask about your stay.
If you have any questions or problems after surgery, call your doctor or the UPMC Hamot Surgery Center.