Preparing for Procedures & Surgery

As your surgery approaches, we understand you might be apprehensive. That’s why our care teams guide patients and their families through the process to make sure all questions are answered. They’ll cover ways you can manage risk factors prior to surgery, and what you can expect on the day of your procedure.

It’s important to follow the guidelines given to you before your procedure to avoid delays in scheduling. Some of the instructions may include:

  • Maintaining healthy habits leading into your procedure, such as eliminating tobacco and alcohol use, eating well and taking precautions to avoid getting a cold or the flu.
  • Altering your medication schedule
  • Completing any pre-operative testing
  • Informing your doctor of any changes in your health

If you're planning to have a cardiac catheterization or electrophysiology procedure, download our patient guide so you know what to expect.

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