Open Surgery for Abdominal 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. You will be asked if you have any special needs (dietary requirements) before your visit so they can be arranged for you.
Scheduling Pre-Admission Testing
You will need to have the following tests performed by your cardiologist at least one to two weeks in advance of 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
- Cardiac stress test
- Pulmonary function test (if you have a history of lung disease)
- Cardiology clearance
Note: Your cardiologist must provide "cardiology clearance" before the procedure can be performed. Our staff will work with you and your cardiologist to coordinate these tests for your procedure. If you do not have a cardiologist, we will assist you in getting an appointment with a Lenox Hill cardiologist.
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 before the procedure. The nurse will instruct you as you what medications should be taken in the morning. Patients are generally expected to arrive sometime between 6:00 AM and noon and typically report to the 10th floor of the hospital building.