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Your preadmission appointment may take up to 2 hours.
During your visit, our team will gather your medical history and do any necessary tests. We'll also answer any questions you may have to ensure a safe and successful stay at UPMC Shadyside.Preadmission Testing Center Location and Hours
Shadyside Medical Building — West Wing Testing Center
5200 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
We will validate your parking for a discounted rate during your visit.
During your visit, a physician assistant (PA) and lab technician will:
Tests will vary based on your health and type of surgery, but may include:
The PA will review your medical records and discuss any recommendations for further testing, if needed.
You will also meet with a registered nurse (RN) for a nursing assessment and surgical instructions.
A nurse will call you 24 to 72 hours before surgery.
Please have your list of medicines and medical history ready to discuss with the nurse, and allow 20 minutes for the phone call.
The nurse will provide you with:
Do not drink any alcoholic beverages the night before your surgery.
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.
Learn more about advance directives in UPMC's general patient resources section.
Please review the following guidelines for your day of surgery at UPMC Shadyside:
Please arrange for a responsible adult over the age of 18 to accompany you, drive you home, and help you at home for the first 24 hours after surgery.