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Prepare for Your Surgery

Hospital stays after surgery have become shorter. Now, more than ever, it is important for you to prepare for surgery and to take an active part in your recovery.

Once your surgery has been scheduled with Woman's,  whether you are having inpatient or outpatient surgery, you will complete your preregistration form.

You or your physician's office will schedule an appointment to visit the Pre-surgery department for pre-admit education, testing and assessment before your surgery. The day of your surgery you will go to check in at Surgery to be admitted.

Remember the Basics

A few very important things that YOU can do to avoid delay or cancellation of your surgery:

  • The preparation and recovery from your surgery will depend on the type of procedure you hare having done.
  • Arrive on time.
  • Arrange for transportation to and from the hospital.
  • Follow instructions regarding when to stop eating and drinking before your scheduled surgery time.
  • Remove ALL body piercings and jewelry.

The preparation and recovery from your surgery will depend on the type of procedure you are having done.


Over half of the surgeries at Woman’s Hospital are performed on an outpatient basis. Patients able to be discharged to go home are cared for by our perioperative team in the Surgical Care unit.

Whether or not your surgery is considered day surgery is determined by several factors: complexity of the surgery, length of the surgery, or whether you have other chronic health conditions that may complicate your recovery.

Woman's is with you along the way

At Woman's Hospital, your surgery is in the hands of professionals who know your health well. We are, after all, the only hospital in the area focused on caring for women. So, our team has in-depth experience performing the specific surgeries you might need. And with that experience comes a healthy dose of friendly, compassionate care. The kind only Woman's can provide.