Our hospital provides a state-of-the-art surgical suite and a skilled, professional surgical team with years of experience working with some of the best surgeons in the region. Our surgical team, higher level of staffing, and the quality medical care provided contribute to positive patient outcomes, lower infection rates, shorter lengths of stay and improved delivery of care that meets both the patient and the family needs. Our experienced support team ensures you’ll receive excellent, quality, individualized care.
Preparing for Surgery
We understand that you may be anxious before your procedure; we strive to make your experience both comfortable and positive. At the Syracuse Area Health, our goal is to make your admittance to the hospital proceed as smoothly as possible.
The first step in preparing for your surgery is completing the pre-operative admission information. One of our Surgical Services Nurses will visit with you and obtain pertinent information with detailing your medical history, demographics, insurance information and other documents that must be completed prior to surgery. You will receive a pre-admission packet at your surgeon’s office visit. You may want to contact your insurance provider; some providers need prior authorization. You may be asked to have your primary physician complete a pre-operative history and physical within (7) days prior to your procedure.
General Patient Information:
The following guidelines are general and may not be appropriate for every surgery.
Prior to surgery, a nurse from our Surgical Services Department will contact you within one week (7) days and the day before your scheduled surgery to confirm your scheduled surgery time and the time you should arrive at the hospital. You will need to arrive at the hospital at the time you were instructed. The Surgical Services nurse will also review any changes of your medical history and information with you at that time.
Please contact the Chief Nursing Officer between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at 402-269-7640 if you have NOT been contacted one day prior to your surgery.
What to bring with you
For your convenience, you will want to bring the following information with you to the hospital:
If you have an advance directive, please bring a copy with you to place in your medical record.