Once you have changed into a surgical gown, the nurse will check vital signs, attach your ID band to your arm and answer any last-minute questions you may have about your surgical preparation.  If you have not already done so, you will need to sign your consent for surgery.  When the OR is ready for you a transporter will arrive at the door with a cart to move you to the holding area.  At this time, please empty your bladder and remove your dentures, glasses and undergarments.

Your family and friends will be directed to a waiting area and will receive information from the surgeon after your procedure is completed.  A volunteer is available if you have questions.