Breast Reconstructive Surgery
Just prior to surgery, you may be asked to empty your bladder one last time, and remove any glasses, contacts or dentures you may be wearing. Once you are ready, you will be transported to the Operating Room (O.R.) holding area. Family and friends may follow you down to the O.R. and will be escorted to the surgery waiting room on the A-level floor.
In the pre-op holding area, you will meet your Anesthesiologist, see your Surgeon(s), and meet your Operative Nurse. They will review your procedure, check your consent form, and preoperative marking may be made on your skin by your Surgeon. This is also an opportunity to ask any last minute questions you may still have for your surgical team. You will then be taken by gurney to the operating room.
Your surgery may be anywhere from four to eight hours.
During the surgical period, a staff member will provide an update to those waiting in the surgical waiting room on the progress of your surgery. Your Surgeon will talk to your family and friends in person once your surgery is complete, and/or will call them by phone when you are in the Recovery Room (PACU).