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Preparing for Surgery - Surgical Prep Area - Atlantic Health

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What to Expect in the Surgical Prep Area

When you're about to have surgery at Morristown Medical Center or Morristown Medical Ambulatory Surgery Center (111 Madison Ave.), you can expect the following:

  • During a short registration process, an armband will be placed on your wrist.

  • You will be escorted to the “holding area,” where you will change into a hospital gown.

  • Prior to surgery, you will be asked to remove dentures, hearing aids and eyeglasses.

  • You will meet your pre-operative (pre-op) nurse, who will complete your nursing history and assessment, provide pre-op/post-op instructions and education, start an intravenous (IV) line (a small catheter in your hand or arm that will provide access to your circulatory system for medications), and oversee any pre-op preparation your surgeon has requested.

  • You will meet with your anesthesiologist.

  • Once your intravenous line has been started, your family may join you in the holding area. The holding area is a very busy department, therefore it is often noisy and fast-paced.

  • You will be taken into the operating room (OR) on a stretcher by a nurse from the OR.

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Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center
175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center
97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center
651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Atlantic Medical Group
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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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