Your physician will discuss your surgery with your during your office visit and explain the risks, benefits and alternatives.  After the decision for surgery has been made, your physician will work with Peninsula Regional Medical Center to schedule a date and time for your procedure. 

You will be asked to complete a pre-anesthesia questionnaire that you can email/fax/or drop off to the Medical Center. This questionnaire will be reviewed with you by one of our pre-admission nurses about 3-5 business days prior to your planned procedure. Be sure to advise the staff of any medical/anesthesia problems, and all drugs that you are taking (including illicit/social drugs, over the counter drugs, and herbal remedies).  Please bring specific questions or concerns to your nurse's attention at this time. We want you to be comfortable with all aspects of your surgery and postoperative care.

You will be contacted prior to your arrival by a Patient Access staff member to verify your insurance. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions regarding your insurance or required prior authorizations.

Routine pre-op testing is limited to patients whose procedure or medical condition (including medications) indicates the need for such testing to be done. The surgeon and/or anesthesiologist may request additional testing or consultations based on your medical history.  Testing may be conducted at Peninsula Regional or a facility determined by your health insurance. Test results should be faxed to 410-543-7016.