Visiting Guidelines for Family
First Day Surgery
Welcome to First Day Surgery!
You will check into First Day Surgery (FDS) before your surgery. While you are here in FDS,
we will help you get ready for your surgery. You may have family with you when you arrive.
We welcome all family members on your day of surgery; but due to limited space. You will
need to choose one person as your primary support person. This is the only person who may
stay with you from check-in time until you go to surgery. When choosing a primary support
person, keep in mind that this person will hear your private health information.
Other family members and friends will be in the waiting room while you are getting ready. After
the check-in process is complete, we are happy to bring them into your FDS room for a short 5
minute visit. After this visit, we will show them to the Surgical Waiting area on the 2nd floor.
Your primary support person will join your family and friends in the Surgical Waiting area when
you go to the operating room.
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
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 2/2017 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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