If you and your doctor decide that surgery is the best option, a pre-surgical risk assessment will be done by your doctor, and if necessary, a pre-surgical testing appointment will be scheduled.

During this appointment, a nurse will perform an assessment and interview to determine what tests are required prior to surgery and obtain your medical history. Any lab tests, EKG and/or chest x-ray if required will be completed.

If a medical physician evaluation is indicated, or you need to be seen by an anesthesia provider, that will take place at the time of your PST appointment as well. This enables the surgeon performing your procedure to have a better understanding of your current medical condition, address any identified risk factors and avoid possible delays on the day of your surgery.

You will also be given instructions and information for the day of your surgery and have the opportunity to ask and address any questions or concerns.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Video

If you are being scheduled for colorectal surgery using the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols at Garnet Health, please review the following short video that will assist you in preparation for your procedure as well as care throughout your recovery. Your surgeon should have provided you with a surgical guide, and supplies to utilize in preparation for your surgery. The educational video will provide the necessary explanations and demonstrations for use.

Should you have any questions about your stay at Garnet Health Medical Center or about planning to visit a family or friend who is a patient, do not hesitate to contact us at 845-333-1000.