When should I come to the hospital for the planned surgery?
We normally require patients to arrive two to three hours prior to scheduled surgical time. Your surgeon may request an even earlier arrival time if you need additional testing. This may include an x-ray, echocardiogram or a consultation with a pulmonary or cardiac physician. Your surgeon’s office will inform you of this in advance. Your surgical time will be communicated to you, usually the day before your surgery. Please note however, that surgical times can change due to cancellations, unexpected delays, or emergency surgery additions. We will do our best to keep your surgery time, but delays or even an early surgical time are possible. Please be available by phone the day before and the day of surgery so we can reach you to communicate any time changes.