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The Pre-Surgery Clinic helps patients prepare for their surgeries before the actual day of the surgery. Our goal here is to help assure a satisfying surgical experience for the patient, patient family, surgeon and nursing staff. The staff meets with each patient to obtain and compile all of the required pre-surgery tests and documentation.
When you meet with someone from the Pre-Surgery Clinic, that person will help you understand the operative experience. Your appointment will include pre-operative teaching, diagnostic testing, nursing history and care planning. This appointment may be done over the telephone or during a visit to the clinic.
Kaiser patients who come to a Providence facility are cared for by NW Permanente Physicians (surgeons & anesthesiologists). The NW Permanente anesthesiologist will contact you about preparations for surgery and the type of anesthesia to be used.
Contact the pre-surgery staff at the hospital where your surgery is scheduled to get more information.
If you plan to have surgery at any of our hospitals in Oregon, you can preregister online. Using online preregistration allows you to complete the forms in the comfort of your own home, reducing time and stress when you arrive for admission.