Preparing for Surgery

Undergoing surgery can be a stressful experience. One way to ease any concerns you may have is to familiarize yourself with the process beforehand. We outline what you can expect when you choose to undergo a scheduled surgical procedure at here.

Most people who undergo a surgical procedure have some form of anesthesia. If you have questions or concerns related to anesthesia, you should discuss them with your physician. You may also find it helpful to review the material prepared by the Department of Anesthesiology.

Another common concern is about pain following the procedure. There are many alternatives available to manage any postoperative pain you may experience, and the extensive resources of our Division of Palliative Care are available to you, if needed. Be sure to discuss your concerns with your surgeon as well as with your anesthesiologist so they can address any questions you have.