Knowing what to expect when you get to the hospital for surgery helps lessen anxiety and makes you feel more comfortable.
The healthcare team will work with you and your family to help you have a safe surgery. They’ll ask you questions about your medicines, allergies, and when you last had something to eat or drink. They will also do some health checks, such as taking your blood pressure.
Your healthcare team takes steps to prevent complications that can slow your recovery, such as:
Current as of: May 31, 2019
Author: Surgery Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
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