Before Surgery

Pre-op Instructions

Most operations require preoperative testing. Your surgeon will order the appropriate tests and provide you with an instruction sheet. You should try to complete testing the week before the operation, allowing time to investigate any abnormal tests in time for the operation. All test results must be available before surgery.

The day before surgery

On the day before your operation, please contact the Surgical Coordinator at (352) 331-1201 for any last minute schedule changes that may have occurred and to ask any questions you may have.

Where to go

Both outpatient and inpatient surgeries are performed at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Additional outpatient procedures are performed at the North Florida Surgical Pavilion. Surgical Group of Gainesville and both surgical facilities are located within the North Florida Regional Medical complex.