The goal of the Pre-Operative Clinic at Tri-State Memorial Hospital is to make your surgical experience at our hospital as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
During the Pre-Operative Visit, the surgical patient will speak with a nurse regarding health status, previous procedures, medications and herbal supplements you take, and any special instructions for the day of the surgery. You may also be seen by a pharmacist to review your medication regime. The patient’s health information will be reviewed with anesthesia, but in most cases the patient will not see the anesthesia provider until the day of surgery.
After the nurse interview, any tests and patient consultations ordered by your surgeon will be completed. These tests might include blood tests with the laboratory, chest X-rays and electrocardiogram. These tests are instrumental in making sure you receive individualized, quality care.
The Pre-Operative Clinic nurse will also let you know when you need to be at the hospital on the day of the surgery. Normally, this will be one to two hours prior to the scheduled surgery time.
The Pre-Operative Clinic is located on the southeast side of the hospital within the Short Stay Specialties Unit, entrance door #17. If you have any questions regarding this visit or your planned surgery, please call the Pre-Op Clinic at 509.758.4670.Tri-State Health Beat, Winter 2014February 17, 2014Have you picked up a copy of the Tri-State Health Beat Winter 2014 edition? If ...Read More Your Deadline is March 31st! What is the Affordable Care Act and What Does it Mean for You and Your Family?February 12, 2014Commonly known as “Obamacare”, the Affordable Care Act requires you to have qualifying health insurance ...Read More Men’s Health SeminarFebruary 5, 2014Suffering from…. Frequent urination, especially at night? Sudden need to urinate? Difficulty beginning urination? Pain ...Read More (6) Upcoming Events