Every year more than 15 million people in the United States have surgery. Surgeries can relieve/prevent pain, reduce symptoms, improve bodily function or find a problem. Some surgeries, like heart surgery, can also save your life.
OSF Saint Paul Medical Center has equipped their surgery suites with the latest and safest technology, designed to make your surgical experience less stressful. Your professional surgical team will monitor your progress throughout the entire surgical procedure.
What to Expect/Bring
On the day of your surgery, please report to the Patient Registration desk in the main lobby, at the time you were told to arrive by the pre-op nurse.
Please make sure to bring your insurance information, including policy number and pre-certification number, your Drivers License or ID, a list of all known allergies, and a list of any medications you are currently taking including dosages and times they are taken.
- Leave jewelry, money and credit cards at home.
- Please do not bring small children with you.
- Must have someone with you to drive you home.