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Unread 06-29-2003, 08:57 PM
Pre-Op Appointments

I see from reading this board that most LIWs have two pre-op appointments: one with their DR and the other at the hospital. I only have one pre-op appointment, and that's with my GYN. Is this normal? Or does the hospital call you to schedule their pre-op appointment?

Didn't think to ask when DR office called with surgery date.

Do I need to follow up on this? Have visions of showing up at hospital on surgery date only to be told can't do it because necessary pre-testing not done!

As usual, thanks for your answers! (I would be lost without this site.)
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Unread 06-29-2003, 09:45 PM
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Hi Southie ,

In my case, when my doctor and I decided that I needed surgery, and decided on the best time for me, her office staff called the hospital and scheduled the surgery. Then I was told to make an appointment to pre-register at the hospital, and have my pre-op tests done, which were blood work, urinalysis and an EKG. It definitely varies from doctor to doctor and hospital to hospital.

Why don't you call your doctor's office tomorrow and ask if you should contact the hospital? That way you will know for sure and it will be one less thing that you have to worry about.

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Unread 06-29-2003, 10:44 PM
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When my dr scheduled my surgery he gave me orders for bloodwork etc. I just went straight to a lab that was right there. I know some hospitals want you to have all the pre-lab work done there. I also had to call the hospital and pre-register--give them all my insurance info, next of kin, etc. Some hospitals want you to come in some don't.
Tricia
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Unread 06-30-2003, 09:09 AM
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The office manager, at my doctor's office, scheduled my appointment with the hospital for all my PATs. I go a week before my surgery.
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Unread 06-30-2003, 09:25 AM
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I just came from my pre-op with my dr. She does the bloodwork in her office. Last week I had a call from the hospital - they did their paperwork/questions all over the phone.

Kathi
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Unread 06-30-2003, 11:12 AM
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Hi Southie
My date is July 2nd, I had my Pre-op on June 17th with the GYN, they only talked about what to expect, and gave my 3 prescriptions, 1 for Flagyl, a pre-surgery antibiotic, Percocet, for after surgery pain, and estrotec HS for after(HRT)
I've been going to a blood doctor getting Iron IV weekly, so, they (GYN) didn't even do any blood work.
The Dr's office called the hospital, they called me and said I was now pre-registered and they will call me Tommorrow between 3 and 7 to let me know when to show up at the hospital.
That was it.........
Good Luck
Patty
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Unread 06-30-2003, 11:55 AM
Got my answer!

Called my GYNs office 1st thing this morning. Here is their procedure.

At pre-op meeting w/DR, he will give me all paperwork regarding pre-op testing. Definitely bloodwork, maybe EKG. About one week before surgery, hospital will call to set up its pre-op appt, which should be scheduled after DR appt. as I will need some of the paperwork he will be giving me.

FYI, I have also separately scheduled an appt with my PC DR prior to my surgery because I have some other chronic health issues (asthma, primarily) and I want to make sure nothing is overlooked.

Thanks for all of your answers. I really do trust my doctor, but...it gets to be Friday night, more questions pop into my head, my mind starts spinning, panic sets in... LOL!

s to all.
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