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Typically five days before your surgery, one of our scheduling coordinators will arrange an appointment for you at our Pre-surgical Testing Clinic.

During this three hour appointment, a nurse practitioner (NP), registered nurse (RN) and a specialized cardiac anesthesiologist will meet with you to:

  • Review your medical and surgical history
  • Perform a physical examination
  • Conduct routine blood work, perform a chest X-ray and electrocardiogram (EKG), and swab your nose for common bacterial infections, a routine screening to determine if additional antibiotics are needed during your recovery
  • Identify any additional diagnostic tests you might need
  • Verify current medications and supplements
  • Discuss any additional medical issues that should be shared with your anesthesiologist
  • Discuss early hospital entry, if necessary, to optimize your health before surgery
  • Outline a post-operative care plan, including pain management strategy
  • Answer any questions (many patients find it helpful to bring a list with them)
  • Sign a surgical consent form, authorizing your desire to proceed with surgery

Note: You may eat before your appointment, there is no need to fast before blood work

For your pre-surgical testing, please proceed to:

The Mount Sinai Hospital
1190 Fifth Avenue
Guggenheim Pavilion, 5th Floor West (GP5W)
Room 182 – Cardiac Registration Desk
New York, NY 10029

Telephone: 212 241-6463

Once inside the Guggenheim Pavilion, take the West Elevator to the 5th floor. After exiting the elevator, turn left and proceed to Room 182.

Page Created: March 02, 2023 Last Updated: June 02, 2023

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