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Morristown Medical Center: The Patient Experience
Morristown Medical Center
Prior to surgery at Morristown Medical Center or Morristown Medical Ambulatory Surgery Center (111 Madison Avenue), you will meet with your surgeon. We encourage you to bring a family member or caregiver to all of your preoperative appointments. Come prepared by writing down questions and bringing your insurance cards.
Be ready to discuss the following:
Health Care Proxy and Living Will
We encourage you to complete an advanced directive/living will, which appoints a trusted person to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to do so. You can obtain this form at any registration area of the hospital.
Either at your surgeon's office or at the hospital, you will be asked to sign a document called “informed consent.” This provides confirmation that you and your surgeon have discussed the operation and alternative treatments, that you understand the potential risks and complications associated with the surgery, and that you have arrived at the decision to proceed at your own free will.
During your preoperative appointment, your surgeon will determine the need for any testing. If you have any laboratory test or radiology studies at home, bring them to your appointment. Routine tests and procedures may be required to determine your state of health as well as compare previous results with your current health status.
The following tests, if ordered, may help your health care team evaluate your body's stability for surgery and anesthesia:
Be aware that these tests are not necessary for every patient having surgery. The surgeon and anesthesiologist use established criteria based on gender, age and medical history to decide who needs these tests.
Patients 20 years and younger should report to the Goryeb Children's Hospital for testing; no appointment necessary.
Pre-Procedure Testing and Evaluation (21 years and older):
435 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Appointments are required.
If using Morristown Medical Center for preoperative testing, please: