Pre-Surgery Instructions

One to seven days before the procedure or surgery at the Westerville Surgery Center, a nurse will call you. You may get more than one call. If you have not been contacted by 4 p.m. the day before the procedure or surgery, call  (614) 355-6100.

During the call, the nurse will get a health history and discuss the following information:

  • Current health status – recent or current sickness, like a cough, cold, fever or rash.
  • Arrival time – this is usually 2 hours before the surgery or procedure, depending on the location
  • Questions about parking and directions
  • How long you should plan on staying at the hospital or procedure or surgery center
  • Eating or drinking restrictions
    • If you do not follow the eating and drinking instructions, the procedure or surgery may need to be canceled and rescheduled for another day.
When your child is having a procedure that requires general anesthesia or sedation, it's important to follow these instructions.