The day of surgery is, for obvious reasons, a stressful one. Having some background might ease the anxiety. Remember, you should be sure that all questions have been addressed to your satisfaction.
What are some of the terms that will be discussed? What are the expectations for that day? What should I expect when discharged? What should be done if there is a problem post operatively?
“Hope is wishing something would happen. Faith is believing something will happen. Courage is making something happen.”
How are surgeries scheduled?
Surgery and the authorizations necessary are arranged by the Surgical Boarding Office at Comprehensive Breast Care. Our doctors have what is called ‘Block Boarding’ which means that on certain days, the doctor has their own operating room to schedule only their cases. Many of the surgeries require coordination with other departments such as Breast Imaging and Nuclear Medicine. Once the arrangments are made, patients are contacted with the surgery date and a tentative surgical time. The hospital may change the order of the surgical cases for the day, depending on the necessary equipment needed. All surgical patients will be notified the day before surgery with the exact time (estimated) and instructions.
What to expect Post Op