The professional staff at Straith Hospital will help to ensure your surgery is performed safely and smoothly, as planned by your surgeon. You will be asked to arrive two hours before your scheduled surgery time for pre-operative procedures. You may be asked to change into a surgical gown. You will be asked to identify yourself and the surgical site many times by our staff members. This is for your safety and assurance of proper care. Please advise the nurse if you have dentures or a partial plate, glasses or hearing aid devices.
Depending on your procedure, some tests may be completed to check your blood or to alert us to any allergies. Laboratory work, EKG’s, detailed pre-anesthesia evaluations and physicals are conducted, reviewed and analyzed on-site, prior to your Straith Hospital surgery.
The anesthesiologist will do an evaluation and answer any questions that you have, regarding your procedure or our staff. If you’re having an outpatient surgical procedure, you must have a responsible adult representative at the hospital with you and to drive you home.