What to Expect During Your Pre-admission Visit
Some time before your surgery, you will be asked to come to Roswell Park for a pre-admission visit. During that visit, you may receive tests and exams, including:
- Blood tests
- Chest x-ray
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Physical exam by your physician
- Anesthesiologist assessment
- Nurse assessment
Before your surgery tell your doctor, anesthesiologist and nurse if you have:
- Any allergies
- Had problems with anesthesia, or have family members who have had problems with anesthesia.
- A pacemaker. Please bring in the card you received from the pacemaker manufacturer that indicates the model number of your pacemaker.
- A history of falls, problems with mobility, or difficulties in hearing or learning.
Be sure to tell your doctor and the preadmission staff about all the medications you take, including:
- Heart and hypertension medicine
- Non-prescription (over-the-counter) medications
- Herbal or vitamin supplements
You have the opportunity to donate 2 pints of blood to be used during surgery. This process is called autologous blood transfusion and takes about a month to complete. The blood needs to be drawn at least 7 days before surgery and no more than 4 weeks before surgery. If you interested, please discuss it with your nurse.