Once you and your doctor have decided on your surgery, you will meet with the OR Scheduler of the Breast Center. She will complete a procedure form with you and call to schedule the date and time of your surgery. An appointment for "pre-admission testing" will also be scheduled. If you also need to get medical clearance from a doctor, you will be notified at that time. You will be given a summary form to take home with you. The summary form lists the date and time of the surgery, the appointment time for pre-admission testing, where to go for pre-admission testing, any special instructions that you need, and a list of medications to avoid prior to the surgery. You will receive additional instructions for the day of the surgery at your pre-admission visit.
A consent form for the procedure will be signed at the hospital on the day of your procedure.
Before surgery can be done, the physicians need to be sure there are no other health problems that could cause complications. During the pre-admission testing appointment you may have blood work, a chest x-ray, or other testing done.
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