Preparing for Surgery

This patient's guide to preparing for your operation has been put together by Virginia Mason. The guide will help you understand what to expect, know what to bring and plan for a stress free and successful recovery. Download and print information to help you plan for your surgery. (You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to view the file. Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Image: Find information about Virginia Mason's clinic locations.Check In Time
On the day before your operation, please call for your surgeon's office to find out your operation check-in time. If your operation is on Monday, call on the Friday before for your check-in time. If your operation is at the Outpatient Surgery Center at Group Health, call (206) 326-3280.

Canceling Your Operation Time
If your operation is scheduled at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center and you need to cancel your operation due to illness, weather, etc., please call your surgeon's office.

Helpful Contacts
Pre-op clinic: (206) 223-6604
Surgery Preparation: (206) 223-6694
Interpreter Services: (206) 709-7777