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Orthopedic Spine Clinic Preoperative Check List at The American Center (7791)

Orthopedic Spine Clinic Preoperative Check List at The American Center (7791) - Clinical Hub, Patient Education, Health and Nutrition Facts For You, Orthopedics


Orthopedic Spine Clinic Preoperative Check List
at The American Center

Your pre-surgery teaching appointment takes about 2-3 hours, depending on the type of surgery
you’re going to have and how healthy you are. If you are under 18 years old or not legally
competent, your parent or legal guardian needs to be with you.

Take the medicines that you take every morning on the morning of your appointment too, unless
you’ve been told you shouldn’t take some of them. Feel free to eat before you come. You do not
need to fast for this appointment.

What should I bring to my appointment?
 The folder of information given to you
 Insurance information and HMO referral, if needed
 Name, address, and phone number of your primary doctor and any other doctors you have
 List of your medicines including vitamins and supplements
 Information about recent physical exams, blood tests, x-rays, EKGs, and other tests,
unless it has been faxed to our clinic
 List of your questions

Things you may be asked to do before your appointment
______ Make an appointment to see your primary doctor 1-2 weeks before this appointment.
______ The Autologous Blood Donation Center will call you to set up a time for blood
donation. If you donate blood, you will need to take 325 mg of ferrous sulfate once a
day. You will start taking the ferrous sulfate 30 days before your surgery date.

What to expect at your appointment
 We will explain the procedure, alternatives, benefits, risks, and complications of your
surgery. After you and your family’s questions are answered, you will be asked to sign a
written consent form for the surgery.
 We will explain what to expect after your surgery and how to take care of yourself when
you go home.

 We will talk with you about your list of medicines, vitamins, and supplements. We will
let you know if there are any medicines that you take now that you need to stop before
surgery. You will need to stop taking herbal and natural supplements before surgery.
Medicines, vitamins, and supplements you need to stop taking before your surgery:

_________________________________________ _____ week(s) before surgery.

_________________________________________ _____ week(s) before surgery.

_________________________________________ _____ week(s) before surgery.

Things you may be asked to do after your appointment
______ Speak to a Financial Counselor.

______ Contact Guest Services, to get a discount rate at a nearby hotel.

______ Go to the Laboratory for blood and urine tests.

______ Go to the Anesthesia Screening Clinic

______ Go to Electrocardiogram (EKG)

If you have any questions, please call the Spine Clinic at (608) 265-3207.

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
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