We'll Call You
A nurse from the Highland Surgery Center will call you approximately 1-2 weeks before your surgery date. The nurse will ask you a number of questions about your health history, and you might be able to complete the pre-surgical screening process during the call. If a more in depth meeting is required, the nurse will schedule an appointment for you at the Highland Surgery Center. If you have questions about pre-surgical screening, feel free to contact us.
Description of The Pre-Surgical Screening Appointment
Please note: You can eat and take your medications as usual when you come to your pre-surgical appointment, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
A nurse will review and confirm the following information with you and will record pertinent information in your medical record.
- Name of your primary care provider
- Name of your surgeon and date of your surgery
- Your health history, including past surgeries
- Names and dosage of all medications you take, including vitamins and over-the-counter medications
- Name and phone number of your pharmacy
All appointments include a physical exam. If necessary, you may also have X-rays, blood work and an EKG.
Pre-Surgical COVID Testing
All patients will be required to have a COVID test 3 days prior to surgery. You will be contacted by pre-surgical screening staff to direct you to the appropriate testing site, along with your appointment time.