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Prepare for a Procedure

Outpatient procedure

At least 2 hours before your schedule procedure, please report to:

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans Street
The Sheikh Zayed Tower
3rd floor, Procedure and Family Lounge

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You will need to be seen by your primary care physician within two weeks prior to your surgery for a complete history and physical examination, laboratory testing and possible cardiac evaluation. Instructions will be faxed to your physician if you are not having the testing done here.

Preparation for a procedure includes the following:

  • Do NOT eat or drink after midnight
    the evening before your surgery
  • No aspirin products two weeks prior to surgery
  • Someone will need to accompany you home from surgery (no driving)

You will not be admitted following this procedure unless you have a medical complication. Please call your insurance company to verify any deductive or co-payments which may be related to outpatient minor surgery as they will be due at the time of service.

If you have any questions, please contact our office directly at 410-955-5810 and select the option that suits your needs.

Inpatient Surgery

Please arrive at your surgery to:

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans Street
The Sheikh Zayed Tower
3rd floor, Procedure and Family Lounge

Surgery Preparations

On the day of your scheduled procedure, please arrive at the hospital promptly at the time you have been instructed. You will be arriving approximately two to four hours before your scheduled procedure. We will need this time in order to prepare you for your procedure.

What to Bring

We encourage you to bring only essential items the morning of surgery. These items include:

  • Orange hospital plate
    (if you were issued one at prior visit)
  • Health insurance card
  • Personal identification
    (such as a driver’s license)
  • A copy of your advance directives or living will

Please leave all your valuables (wallet, jewelry, etc.) at home and/or give them to the person(s) accompanying you. If you need to secure your personal items, please ask your nurses for assistance. You will be given an identification bracelet with your name and medical record/history number. Please check to see that the information on your bracelet is correct.

Please make arrangements to have someone accompany you upon discharge from the hospital. You will not be released without someone present.

For further assistance, please contact the Johns Hopkins Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center at 410-614-9923.

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Maryland Patients

To request an appointment or refer a patient, please contact the Johns Hopkins Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center at 410-614-9923.
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Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


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