Preparing for Surgery

For Patients

Welcome to the Surgery Center Pre-Operative Testing unit. The purpose of our unit is to complete the pre-operative testing and inform you of instructions required for your surgery. This allows us to identify potential problems or irregularities prior to surgery.

Some of the pre-operative tests include: laboratory work (blood and urine), electrocardiogram and chest x-ray. These tests can be completed by your physician/HMO and faxed or brought with you to your testing appointment. Please make the appropriate arrangements to meet this requirement. Failure to do so may result in a delay or cancellation of your surgery. Please call us at 202-444-2746 to schedule your testing appointment. Our fax number is 202-444-4208. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your anesthesia with a nurse practitioner from the Department of Anesthesia. Nursing assessments and consent forms will be reviewed and pre-operative instructions will be given.

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Valet Parking

Valet parking is available for patients for their Pre-Surgical Testing visit and the day of their surgery.

The Valet is located in the circle outside the Surgery Center at Entrance #2.

Bring your parking ticket to the Surgery Center desk for validation. With this sticker you will be able to park at a reduced rate; $3/hour with a maximum of $7/day.


The Pre-Operative Brochure 


Provides instructional support prior to your surgery, information about the surgical process and other logistics.