The Pre-Surgical Testing & Education Center at Indiana Regional Medical Center is designed to assess your health status and prepare you for a positive surgical outcome. Patient safety is our ultimate goal. To avoid a delay or cancellation of your surgery, we must ensure all necessary tests, consultations and education are complete. Some patients may need further testing or a referral to a specialist prior to surgery. This ensures that a patient is in the best condition possible prior to surgery.
Patients will have the opportunity to discuss how to prepare for the upcoming surgery and what is expected for a successful experience. Your medical condition and type of surgery will determine if a visit to our center is necessary. If not, a personal phone interview with a preoperative nurse will be conducted.
Communication is a priority for a positive surgical outcome. We will communicate with your family physician and other specialists if necessary. We also encourage you to be an active participant in your care.
In the meantime, read up on things you should know about your upcoming surgery.