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AM Admissions Surgery - Day of Surgery

Instructions & Information for Procedures / Tests

Please Note - What you see here is for information purposes only. While physicians have been consulted on this information, your specific condition may require additional instructions. ALWAYS consult with your physician to obtain specific information about the procedure or the instructions for your procedure.

Procedure Name: AM Admissions Surgery - Day of Surgery


Department Responsible for performing Procedure:

Surgical Services

Department Contact Information:

770-991-8495

Where to Report:

The day of surgery, AM Admissions patients should enter through the Outpatient/Women's Center Entrance and sign in at the information desk.

What to Bring:
  • Physician Order
  • Any forms from your physician relating to this visit
  • Your insurance / Medicaid / Medicare card
  • Driver's License / Photo Identification
  • List of current medications along with the dosages and times taken, including over-the-counter drugs and herbals
  • Please check with your insurance carrier for any authorization requirements.

Patient Instructions:
  • Make proper arrangements to have another responsible adult accompany you to the hospital and drive you back home. You must not drive a vehicle for 24 hours after anesthesia.
  • Do not take any food or fluids (not even water or coffee) after midnight the night before your surgery. You may brush your teeth, just don't swallow any water. A small sip of water is permitted in order to take any pre-operative medications ordered by your surgeon or anesthesiologist. If you take medication for your blood pressure you may take it with a sip of water the morning of surgery.
  • Notify your surgeon of any changes in your physical condition, such as cold, fever or sore throat.
  • Do not wear any makeup, nail polish, or jewelry to the hospital. If you have artificial nails you must remove polish from each index finger. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Do not bring valuables (money, credit cards, jewelry) with you.
  • If you wear contact lens or eye glasses, please bring a case with you to protect them during surgery.
  • After your operation you should not ingest any alcohol or make any important business or personal decisions for at least 24 hours.
  • Parent or legal guardian must accompany children under the age of 18.
  • Please follow any other specific instructions given to you by your surgeon.
  • Please read the Procedure Information for additional instructions and information.
Procedure Information:

You will be asked to be here at the hospital at least 2 hours before your expected time of surgery. During this time we have you change clothes, start your intravenous fluids, give any medications ordered by your physicians, and double check everything to ensure that you are ready for surgery. After surgery you will be in the Recovery Room for approximately 45 -90 minutes. When you are awake and your vital signs are stable you will be taken to your room.


Additional Information:

What about family and friends? Family and friends are welcome to accompany you to the AM Admission Unit. However, we ask that visitation be kept to one visitor for adults and two for children. Family/friends may alternate visiting with you. During surgery your family should wait in the GI/Surgery Waiting Room until your surgeon or a recovery room representative has spoken with them. If they must leave the area, please be sure they inform the AM Admission staff. A recovery room representative will notify them of your room number.

Specific Form(s) to remember:

Pre-operative Instruction Form