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Before Surgery

We encourage you to be prepared for your upcoming surgery and hospital stay, as well as the care you will receive after you leave the hospital.

Preoperative Testing Clinic

This required consultation provides a thorough clinical assessment to prepare you for surgery. Certain tests may be performed, including blood testing, electrocardiogram (EKG) and chest radiograph (X-ray) to assess your heart and lungs.

Medical information will be reviewed during this consultation with a pharmacist. Prepare a complete list of your medications, vitamins and herbal supplements, including their dosages and instructions.

Notify your physician if:

  • There is any possibility you are pregnant.
  • You become ill with a cough, fever, sore throat, nausea, vomiting or flu-like symptoms.

Notify the Preoperative Testing Clinic at 913-588-2164 if:

  • You need to cancel your procedure.
  • You are going to be late.

When to Arrive for Surgery

The Preoperative Testing Clinic will call you after 2 p.m. on the business day before your surgery. At that time, the staff will provide you with your arrival time. (If your surgery is scheduled for Monday, the clinic staff will call you on Friday.)

Remember to arrange for transportation to and from the hospital. If you require supplemental oxygen, please make sure you have a full tank for your appointment and transportation to and from the hospital.