Preparing for Surgery
You are about to have surgery. This form is intended to guide you to a safe and successful operation. We strive for the highest level of patient satisfaction, so please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions or concerns. If you experience any problems, please let us know so we can correct the issue.
If you take anticoagulants such as Aspirin, Warfarin, Coumadin, Plavix, Heparin, Ticlid or Lovenox, your primary care physician must be consulted before discontinuing before scheduling surgery.
The Evening Before Surgery
The Morning Of Surgery
Most patients will require presurgical testing before their surgery. Testing typically should be done at least a week but not more than a month before the expected date of operation. Therefore, it is not advisable to complete this testing until you have time for your surgery. You should leave the office with a prescription for this, but if you do not then call us and we can mail or fax it to you. You have a choice of where to go for your testing. Going to your primary care doctor, a local hospital or a local lab are all options; if you are not sure, then please call us. Please remind them to fax us the results.
You will typically receive a phone call from the hospital or surgery center the day before the surgery. These calls are often placed in the later afternoon to allow for last minute scheduling changes. It is required that you have a responsible person provide you with transportation after surgery.
Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Joshua Landa, MD, FAAOS
Board Certified Spine Surgeon
Sheref E. Hassan, MD, FAAOS
Board Certified Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon
Landa Spine and Orthopedic Center, LLC