Once your procedure is scheduled, there are several
steps you should take to prepare for it:

Make an appointment for your preoperative history and physical. Most patients need to do this. Be sure to check with your doctor if it is necessary for you. Your surgeon or primary care doctor can do the history and physical. It must be done within 7 days of your procedure.

Keep your history and physical appointment. Your procedure will be delayed or canceled if your history and physical is not done. Request a copy of your history and physical from your doctor, put it in your North Memorial envelope and bring it to the Patient Care Center on the day of your procedure.

Notify your doctor if you experience a significant change in your health. Examples include experiencing a cold, fever or sore throat.

Complete the yellow Anesthesia Preoperative Assessment form. Put the form in your North Memorial envelope and bring it to the Patient Care Center on the day of your procedure.

If you are planning to go home the same day of your procedure, arrange for an adult to drive you home and stay with you. You MUST have someone drive you home after your procedure, and you MUST have an adult stay with you for 24 hours. For your safety, you will not be able to drive or leave the hospital alone.