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What Families Should Expect During Surgery

At Atlantic Health System, we understand that you may be anxious waiting for a loved one to return from surgery. That’s why we’ve put together the following tips and expectations that may help you through this difficult time:

  • Family members should immediately check in to the waiting room after the patient has been taken to the holding area.
  • The length of surgery time you were given is an estimate, and while some operations are completed on schedule, others take longer than expected. This does not mean there was a complication or problem.
  • The surgeon will call or come out to see a member of the family when the surgery is complete.
  •  Feel free to visit our coffee shops, gift shop, cafeteria,
    quiet room or chapel, but be sure a member of the family remains in the
    waiting room in case a member of our team needs to speak with them.
  • Please check in with the waiting room desk staff when leaving or returning to the waiting area. Any messages for you will be left there.

Locations

Morristown Medical Center

111 Madison Avenue – Morristown

Overlook Medical Center

Newton Medical Center

Chilton Medical Center

Hackettstown Medical Center