A nurse will complete a phone assessment, 24 to 72 hours before surgery. Please have your list of medicines and medical history ready to discuss with the nurse.
Allow 20 minutes for the phone assessment.
The nurse will provide you with:
The night before your surgery, do not drink any alcoholic beverages.
If you have not already done so, you may want to consider drafting an advance directive before your surgery or admission to the hospital.
An advance directive is a written document that expresses your wishes for medical care if you become incompetent or incapacitated.
Please review the following guidelines for your day of surgery at UPMC Passavant:
Please arrange for a responsible adult, over the age of 18, to:
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