Questions and Answers
Q: Why do I have to see the Medical Unit physician before my surgery?
A: To make sure you are medically stable to undergo your surgery.
Q: How long does it take to go through testing in the Medical Unit?
A: One-a-half hours.
Q: Why has the Medical Unit physician canceled my surgery?
A: Because your current state of health would put you at high risk for medical complications during your surgery while you are under an anesthetic.
Q: Should I take my medications on the day of my surgery, and should I bring my medications with me to the hospital?
A: When you are examined by the Medical Unit doctor, he/she will give you instructions regarding your medications. Yes, it would be best that you bring your medications to the hospital with you.
Q: What time should I arrive at the hospital for my surgery?
A: You should contact your surgeon's office, who will inform you when you will be admitted to the hospital.
Q: How soon can I get a pre-op physical examination on one of my patients?
A: Immediately, if necessary.
Q: How long does it take to process a patient through the Medical Unit, including laboratory testing and EKG?
A: Approximately one hour.
Q: Will the Medical Unit physician and nurse practitioners follow my patient during their hospitalization?
Q: Does the Medical Unit provide medical consultations in the evenings and on weekends?
A: The Medical Unit provides emergency medical coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.