Pre-op in the morning ??

Stitch83
on 2/4/18 10:04 pm

I have my pre-op appointment in the morning. I believe I meet the anesthesiologist via video link but not sure what else happens. Just wanted to ask what others have experienced.

HW: 285 CW: 274 Dr. Grantcharov St. Michael's Hospital

OBN Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor & SW 1: Oct. 4/17 Nut. Class: Oct. 30/17 Dietician1 & SW2: Nov. 16/17 Dietician2: Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery Scheduled for: February 26, 2018!!

MichelleS61
on 2/5/18 5:35 am - Lindsay, Canada
RNY on 02/26/18

I've got my Pre-op tomorrow, will be interested to see if anyone has any comments, I'm going down to TWH as I figured from past experience it was best to go in person for this. I also must meet the anesthesiologist and I know they want to do an ECG but not sure about anything else, I've taking all my latest reports in case they didn't get something.

HW: 288 CW: 264 SW: ??

TWH: Referral Aug. '16, Orientation - Nov. 30 '16, Social Worker - April '17, Nurse - March '17, Nutrition Class - May '17 - Psych - May '17 - Dietitian - June '18 - Surgeon Oct. 6 '17, Start Optifast Feb. 5'18 - Surgery Feb. 26'18

KatieCJ
on 2/5/18 6:53 am

I'm going today in Kingston. I'll report back!

Referral - April 2016 (NP sent my referral to Medical Weight Loss Program); Orientation - Aug.2.2017; First NP Appt & Bloodwork and ECG - Aug.21.2017; Sleep Study - Sep.18.2017; Social Worker Appt - Oct.3.2017; Dietician Appt - Oct.6.2017 ; Breath Test (for H.Pylori) - Oct.23.2017; Heart Echo - Nov.16.2017; Second Dietician Appt - Nov.16.2017; Pre-Surgical Class - Dec.20.2017; Meet the Surgeon - Dec.22.2017; Surgery - Feb.27.2017

Kathy1212
on 2/5/18 8:19 am

Woohoo, you're on your way!

My experience was different so I can't tell you what to expect. My surgical center is a 10 hour drive from my house because I live up North, so I had to fly to Toronto for my preop meeting and I met the entire team and got my optifast, all in one day. I met the nurse first, who measured and weighed me and then I met the surgeon, who told me what to expect and answered any questions I may have. I also met the anesthesiologist, the pharmacist, had bloodwork and an EEG (EKG?) done (the one where they check you heart; I can never remember the right acronyms), saw the nurse again, and was given a zillion handouts and instructions for my 3 weeks of opti and what to do the night before surgery.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

Stitch83
on 2/6/18 5:38 am

Thanks! That's pretty similar to what happened at mine but I had my ecg two weeks ago. It was good to know what to expect generally.

HW: 285 CW: 274 Dr. Grantcharov St. Michael's Hospital

OBN Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor & SW 1: Oct. 4/17 Nut. Class: Oct. 30/17 Dietician1 & SW2: Nov. 16/17 Dietician2: Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery Scheduled for: February 26, 2018!!

KatieCJ
on 2/5/18 10:50 am

I just got home.

It lasted about 30 minutes.

I met with a nurse *****viewed my medical history, gave me pre-op instructions (no eating after midnight), and told me where to go and what to expect day of.

She weighted and measured me.

Then I had bloodwork.

She did say that it was quick because I'm not on any meds, and don't really have much medical history to discuss.

Referral - April 2016 (NP sent my referral to Medical Weight Loss Program); Orientation - Aug.2.2017; First NP Appt & Bloodwork and ECG - Aug.21.2017; Sleep Study - Sep.18.2017; Social Worker Appt - Oct.3.2017; Dietician Appt - Oct.6.2017 ; Breath Test (for H.Pylori) - Oct.23.2017; Heart Echo - Nov.16.2017; Second Dietician Appt - Nov.16.2017; Pre-Surgical Class - Dec.20.2017; Meet the Surgeon - Dec.22.2017; Surgery - Feb.27.2017

Stitch83
on 2/6/18 5:39 am

Thank you! Mine ended up being a half hour as well. Appreciated your insights to how yours went.

HW: 285 CW: 274 Dr. Grantcharov St. Michael's Hospital

OBN Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor & SW 1: Oct. 4/17 Nut. Class: Oct. 30/17 Dietician1 & SW2: Nov. 16/17 Dietician2: Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery Scheduled for: February 26, 2018!!

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