What happens during your preadmission appointment?

VioletFemme
on 12/4/18 6:40 am - Greater Toronto Area, Canada

My surgery is a month away and my pre-admission appointment is next week. They advised it is 4 hours long and to bring a snack. What happens during the appointment?

Female, 30s, Canada

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jayjen789
on 12/4/18 6:47 am - Greater Toronto Area, , Canada

I am with Humber and this is how it went for me...

1. Arrive at Pre-Surgical Area and Register, they said to be 15 minutes early as the time they give you is actually the time that you should see the nurse.

2. See the Nurse and do an ECG, blood pressure take weight and height...go through your medical history

3. Give Blood

4. See the Anesthesiologist who talks about your medical history as well as what they will need to give you in terms of meds.

This all took me 3.5 hours, the length of time was mostly due to waiting in between.

All the best to you!

Mellywog
on 12/5/18 6:57 am

OMG Jenn, do you have your surgery date??

JennA18
on 12/10/18 10:20 am
RNY on 02/19/19

I do!!!! Just got it Friday! I start Optifast Feb.5 and surgery is February the 19, 2019! I am so excited! I had no words I can't believe it's actually happening & the surgeon i spoke with was so nice and said "Get Ready Your life is about to change completely"!!!

jayjen789
on 12/17/18 5:55 am - Greater Toronto Area, , Canada

Hi Melly! Yes...I'm now 5 days post op and on the bench

SweetRide1
on 12/4/18 2:14 pm
RNY on 01/16/18

I also had to see the Pharmacist and go over all my meds. I had bring them and we went through them all and I was told what I could bring and what to leave at home on surgery day. I was also told what I could have that morning.

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

JennA18
on 12/5/18 10:25 am
RNY on 02/19/19

What hospital are you at? I'm at Toronto Western and my surgeon appointment is on Friday. A new appointment popped up on my chart. It says Pre-OP for February 4,2019. I'm guessing suregery will be approved Friday! Keeping my fingers crossed! Good luck and keep us up to date!

VioletFemme
on 12/5/18 6:02 pm - Greater Toronto Area, Canada

Yes, you'll get your surgery date. I am at TWH also. My pre-op appointment is 3 weeks before my surgery, so I'm assuming your surgery date will be late February/ early March.

Female, 30s, Canada

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JennA18
on 12/10/18 10:14 am
RNY on 02/19/19

VioletFemme!! Got the date! I start Optifast February 5, 2019 and My surgery date is February 19, 2019! I can't believe it's finally happening!

VioletFemme
on 12/16/18 5:03 pm - Greater Toronto Area, Canada

Congrats!!!

Female, 30s, Canada

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