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Pre-Surgical Screening

We'll Call You

If you are scheduled for surgery, approximately two weeks before your surgery date you will receive a call from a pre-surgical screening nurse from the Highland Surgery Center. The nurse will ask you a number of questions about your health history and insurance coverage, and you might be able to complete the 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 call us.

Description of The Pre-Surgical Screening Appointment

A pre-surgical screening appointment is approximately two hours long. Bring a list of questions you have about your procedure. See a list of the information and forms you will need to bring. Our staff will answer all of your questions and will provide you with pre-surgical instructionsPlease note: You can eat and take your medications as usual when you come to your 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
  • Medications: List the names and dosage of all medications you take including vitamins and over-the-counter medications
  • Name and phone number of your pharmacy
  • Discharge plans

Pre-Surgical Testing

If you need pre-surgical testing, it may be completed during your pre-screening appointment. Certain conditions and procedures may require testing to be done on the day of surgery. Tests may include:

  • Physical Examination
  • X-ray(s)
  • Blood work
  • EKG