Your preadmission appointment may take up to 2 hours.
During your visit, our team will gather your medical history and conduct needed tests. We'll also answer your questions to help ease any concerns and ensure a safe stay at UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore.
Preadmission Testing Center Location and Hours
UPMC Montefiore, 5th Floor
1 Buffalo St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Lab testing hours:
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
We will validate your parking for a discounted rate during your visit.
During your visit, a nurse practitioner or physician assistant will:
These tests may vary, based on your health and type of surgery, but may include:
A nurse practitioner will review your medical records and discuss any further tests, if needed.
A nurse will complete a phone assessment 24 hours before your surgery. Please have your list of medicines and medical history ready to discuss with the nurse.
Allow 30 minutes for the phone assessment.
The nurse will provide you with:
The night before your surgery, do not drink any alcoholic beverages.
If you're having same-day surgery, you are already preregistered. You'll just need to report to the proper registration location in the hospital on the day of your procedure.
You may want to consider drafting an advance directive before your surgery or admission to the hospital, if you haven't already.
An advance directive is a written document that expresses your wishes for medical care if you become incompetent or incapacitated.
Learn more about advance directives in UPMC's general patient resources section.
Please review the following guidelines for your day of surgery at UPMC Presbyterian or UPMC Montefiore:
Please arrange for a responsible adult, over the age of 18, to:
If you're scheduled for surgery at UPMC Montefiore Ambulatory Surgery (floor 6), free parking is available outside of the unit at 259 Darragh St.
After a brief wait in the Family Lounge, a nurse will take you to a room to get ready.
Before you go to the pre-op holding room, your family or friend may rejoin you until it's time for surgery.
We try to keep your wait as short as possible. At times, there may be a delay if a surgery before yours takes longer than expected.
During your operation, your family member or friend should sign in at the desk in the Family Lounge.
In or near the waiting rooms, your loved ones will find the following:
They also may go to other areas of the hospital, such as the cafeterias or gift shops.
A staff member will update your family or friend on how your surgery is going.
As soon as possible after the operation, the surgeon will talk with your family or friend about your surgery. He or she will explain what to expect in the next few days.
After your operation:
Your doctor and nurse will decide when you are ready to leave the hospital. Until then, you may not leave the hospital — no matter what kind of surgery you've had.
Once your care team discharges you, you must have an adult drive you home.
Some patients may need an overnight stay for extra care. We will admit these patients to UPMC Presbyterian or UPMC Montefiore.