Preparing for Your Surgery

Tufts Medical Center’s surgeons work together across a variety of disciplines to make sure that every patient receives the care that they need and deserve. We will always put you first and incorporate you and your family in any decision-making that occurs while you’re in our care. We are dedicated to making you feel comfortable with our team and the care that we provide.

Due to the complexity of the Operating Room schedule we are unable to provide your final arrival time until the day prior to surgery. After 2 pm on the day prior to surgery please call 617-636-TIME (8463) to confirm your expected arrival and surgical time.

We ask that you arrive at the Surgical Check-In on the 5th floor of the Atrium Building 2 hours prior to your planned surgical time. This allows ample time for registration and our clinical team to assess and prepare you for your procedure.

  • If you become ill with a fever, sore throat or have a change in your health in the days prior to surgery, please contact your surgeon or Primary Care Provider as soon as possible.
  • If you have questions or concerns regarding the planned anesthesia, please call the Center for Pre-Operative Assessment between 8 am and 4:30 pm: 617-636-7538.

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