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Preparing for Your Procedure
Two Weeks Before Your Procedure
You will need to be seen by your primary care physician within two weeks of 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. Discontinue using aspirin products two weeks before your surgery.
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 medical office directly at 410-955-5810 and select the option that suits your needs.
The Night Before Your Procedure
Do NOT eat or drink after midnight the evening before your surgery. Confirm that someone will be available to take you home after surgery. For your safety, you will not be released unless someone is available to escort you home.
The Day of Your Procedure
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.
Where to ArriveThe Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans Street
The Sheikh Zayed Tower
3rd floor, Procedure and Family Lounge
Campus Map with Parking Garages and Building Location
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 an earlier visit
- Health insurance card
- Personal identification, such as a driver’s license
- A copy of your advance directive 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.
Request an Appointment
Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337
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