When preparation is complete, you will be transported on the cart to the Operating Room.

Once inside the Operating Room, you will be assisted to the OR table.  The table is hard and narrow.  Since the table is narrow, a safety belt will be placed over your legs and abdomen.  Your arms will be positioned on arm boards.

Heart leads will be placed on your chest to monitor your heart rate, and a blood pressure cuff will be applied to your arm.

The surgical team will be wearing masks, gowns and caps.  Your surgeon and his/her assistants will be present along with your anesthesiologist.  Next, you will receive oxygen by mask and IV medication.