Preparing for Your Procedure at Mount Sinai West

At Mount Sinai West, we take pride in providing the highest quality care to all our patients. We want you to have the best possible experience before, during, and after your procedure—and the best possible outcome. To help you on your way, we provide instructions on how to prepare and what to expect. Please follow these instructions carefully.

Ensuring Your Procedure Takes Place

Before your procedure, please complete the following to ensure that your procedure is confirmed. These requirements include:

  • Complete your preadmission testing: Complete these tests 7 to 30 days before your procedure date. Presurgical testing requirements will be determined by your surgeon. Your primary care doctor (PCP) can complete the required presurgical testing, or your surgeon’s office can make arrangements for your testing to be completed at a Mount Sinai testing facility.
  • Share requested medical records: Make sure your doctor has received any requested medical records or other information about your health.
  • Read our latest COVID-19 policies. Your physician will inform you of any necessary testing requirements. 
  • Secure an escort. If you are having a procedure and going home the same day, you will need to arrange for a person to accompany you home (an escort 18 years or older). Please read more about our escort requirements under Preparing for Your Procedure: General Information.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions about which medications to take before your procedure.

Planning Your Visit at Mount Sinai West

The day before your procedure, our scheduling team will call to tell you what time to arrive on the day of your procedure. If you do not hear from the scheduler by 5 pm the evening before your procedure, please call 212-523-6424.

Mount Sinai West is easily accessible by car, subway, or bus. If you plan to drive, you can park in the garage on 59th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. If your family or friends need accommodations, we recommend the Fairfield Inn and Suites, located at 538 West 59th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-757-8550. 

The Day of Your Procedure

When you arrive for your procedure, please go to Ambulatory Surgery Registration on the Fifth Floor. There is a dedicated entrance for Ambulatory Surgery at 428 W 59th St. Please bring the following items:

  • Government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport, or New York State ID) 
  • Health insurance card  
  • Prescription card, and pharmacy name and phone number 
  • Any physician referrals, as requested 
  • Health care proxy information, if you have one (speak to your care team for more information)
  • We recommend you wear glasses because unfortunately, we do not have supplies for contact lens care
  • We suggest wearing comfortable clothes that are easy to take off and put on 
  • If you expect to be admitted and spend the night after your procedure, please bring any personal items you will need for your stay. Please bring only what you need, and leave your valuables, including jewelry, watches, rings, earrings, and cash, at home. 

Visitor Information at Mount Sinai West

You may only have one visitor with you on the day of your procedure. Due to COVID-19, our visitor policies change periodically; check our latest COVID-19 Visitor Policies.

Leaving the Hospital

Before you leave the hospital, your surgeon will give you instructions about medications, rest, and other things you need for a safe and comfortable recovery. If you have any questions, please speak with your doctor.

You must have an escort with you who is at least 18 years old when you leave the hospital.

Information About Billing and Insurance

For more information, please refer to our Billing and Insurance policies. 

Medical Records

For information on how to obtain your medical records, please refer to the Medical Records section of our website.

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