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On the day of surgery

On the day of your surgery you will first go to the Admissions department to complete the final paperwork and be admitted to Mercy Medical Center. You will then be taken to the preoperative room and asked to change into a hospital gown and to remove any jewelry (better yet, leave it safe at home).  

You will meet with your anesthesiologist to discuss anesthesia options. Your surgeon and operating room nurse will answer any final questions. Your surgeon will use a marker to initial the correct surgical site. Several staff members will ask you about your surgery to help prevent wrong-site surgery. You may be given some medicine to help you relax before you are taken into the operating room. When it is time for your surgery, you will ride on a gurney into the operating room.  

After surgery you will be transported to a recovery room and monitored until you are awake and stable. This can take approximately two hours. A machine that monitors your blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and blood oxygen level will be connected to you. You might have tight stockings on your legs and a cuff-like device around your feet and calves—these help with circulation and help prevent blood clots. You will have a large towel roll between your legs to prevent you from crossing your legs.

Once you are stable, you will be transported to your hospital room. Your family can visit you once you arrive in your hospital room.

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Contact us: Day Surgery, 541.677.2445; Surgery, 541.677.2443