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.

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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.

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