Pre-Op Appointments | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy) is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators. is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

Pre-Op Appointments Pre-Op Appointments

Thread Tools
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.)
Sponsored Links
Unread 06-29-2003, 09:45 PM
Pre-Op Appointments

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.

Unread 06-29-2003, 10:44 PM
Pre-Op Appointments

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.
Sponsored Links
Unread 06-30-2003, 09:09 AM
Pre-Op Appointments

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.
Unread 06-30-2003, 09:25 AM
Pre-Op Appointments

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.

Unread 06-30-2003, 11:12 AM
Pre-Op Appointments

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
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, gets to be Friday night, more questions pop into my head, my mind starts spinning, panic sets in... LOL!

s to all.

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
5 Replies, Last Reply 08-23-2009, Started By angelbunny09
13 Replies, Last Reply 06-11-2008, Started By NANAELIE51
9 Replies, Last Reply 01-20-2008, Started By bean_dog
2 Replies, Last Reply 07-24-2007, Started By ktys
2 Replies, Last Reply 08-29-2005, Started By ilovedoxies
7 Replies, Last Reply 08-11-2005, Started By ilovedoxies
1 Reply, Last Reply 12-13-2004, Started By bb152
5 Replies, Last Reply 04-28-2003, Started By owly
4 Replies, Last Reply 09-07-2002, Started By loried
6 Replies, Last Reply 05-21-2002, Started By Shashi
9 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
18 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
11 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
9 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
6 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
22 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
10 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
2 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
11 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
17 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN


Hysterectomy News

March 6,2021


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!