Endovascular Surgery for Aortic Aneurysm
Scheduling Your Procedure
Your physician's nurse practitioner or assistant will work with you to coordinate a mutually agreeable date and time for your procedure. Our staff will also obtain any necessary authorization or pre-certification if mandated by your insurance company. Lenox Hill is sensitive to the cultural needs and requirements of different patients. If you have any special needs, please let our staff know so that your needs can be accommodated (dietary requirements).
Scheduling Pre-Admission Testing You will need to have the following tests performed at either Lenox Hill, or with your cardiologist, or primary care provider (PCP) one to two weeks before your scheduled procedure:
- Laboratory analysis of your blood: Complete blood count (CBC), Protime (PT), Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT), International Normalized Ratio (INR) Chemistry 20 Panel
- Urine analysis
- Chest x-ray
- History and physical exam by primary care provide or cardiologist
Note: Your cardiologist or PCP may also advise you to have a cardiac stress test before your surgery. Please allow ample time to have this test performed (i.e., one to two weeks before your procedure is ideal).
Our staff will work with you and either your Cardiologist or PCP to coordinate these tests for your procedure.
Scheduling Arrival Time (Confirmation Call)
On the day before your procedure, between the hours of 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM, a nurse from the pre-op area will call you to review your medications, history, and provide you with your expected arrival time for your procedure for the following day. You should not have anything to eat or drink after midnight except a few sips of water if you need to take your morning dose of medicines. Patients are generally expected to arrive sometime between 6:00 AM and noon and typically report to the 10th floor of the hospital building.