Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for Surgery

If you're having surgery, be sure to schedule a preadmission appointment.

Instructions for Patients
Important instructions for surgical patients.

Instructions for Your Child's Surgery
How to prepare for your child's surgery. 

Presurgery Shower Instructions
Important instructions regarding showering before your surgery.

Online Health Library for Patients
Explore our extensive collection of fact sheets and videos on conditions, procedures and tests.

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Preparing for Your Hospital Stay


MyChart lets you manage your health care from a computer or smartphone, 24/7


What to Expect During Your Hospital Stay

Prepare for your hospital stay with this interactive tutorial.

Welcome to Swedish hospital guide

in eight languages.


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