Q: What happens on the day of surgery?
After surgery is scheduled and you've had your presurgical testing completed, you will be given specific instructions regarding when to arrive at Westchester Medical Center for your procedure. Generally, patients are told to arrive very early in the morning (by 6:00 AM) in order to start the procedure on-time. If you have not been told when to arrive or have other questions, please call the office at (914) 493-8793 the day before surgery. Most importantly, you must not eat or drink anything after midnight before your operation. The only exception is your medications, which you can take with a small amount of water.
Once you arrive at the hospital, you will go to the Admitting Office to be checked in. From there, you will speak with the nurses and the anesthesiologist and brought to the operating room.