Preparing for Surgery

Insurance Pre-Authorization

  • Please do in advance of scheduled surgery if needed.

Consent Forms

  • Separate forms are required for admission to the hospital, your surgery and anesthesia.
  • The consent forms are to be signed by patients 18 or older, otherwise by a parent or guardian.
  • If a guardian is signing, a copy of the legal guardianship papers must be brought to the hospital.

Pre-Admission Testing (PAT)

  • Your physician may order lab work, EKG or X-rays to be done in preparation for your surgery.
  • These tests maybe done at the Peninsula Medical Center, Marquette General Hospital or your community hospital or doctor's office.
  • Please have the testing done at least three (3) days prior to surgery.
  • If you have your pre-op tests done at your community hospital, instruct them to send copies to the Advanced Registration and Education Department at Marquette General Health System.

Pre-op Preps

  • If your surgery requires a bowel prep or a cleaning scrub or shower, these instructions will be given by your physician's office.

Arrival Time

  • You must call the Registration Department at ??? or ??? ext. ???, after 3 p.m. the day before your surgery is scheduled. Call Friday afternoon if your surgery is scheduled for Monday.
  • If staying in Sylva, please call Registration Dept and give a number where you can be reached the night before surgery in case of a change in the Operating Room schedule.

Special Needs

  • Wheelchairs are available at all entrances to the hospital.
  • If crutches are required after surgery, it is your responsibility to bring them with you. The hospital does not supply crutches.

Care at Home After Surgery

  • You will need a responsible adult to escort you from the Outpatient Surgery Unit and drive you home.
  • You will also need assistance at home for the first 24 hours after your discharge from the Outpatient Surgery Unit.