What happens the day of surgery.
Register at the Hospital
Registering on the day of surgery is very important. It helps the system determine who you are, whether you are the correct person getting surgery and that there will be payment for services.
Once a patient is registered they will be taken to an area where they will be prepared for surgery. This area has many names such as pre-op or surgicare.
While you are prepared for surgery by nursing personnel you will likely receive a visit from the anesthesiologist and a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). On this website we will use the term Anesthesia Provider or (AP).