Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Last Updated: Aug. 28, 2017 10:36 am

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What to Expect in the Operating Room

Atlantic Health System operating rooms (OR) are staffed with highly-trained professionals who provide a sterile and safe environment for your surgery to be performed. While there, you may expect the following:

  • The lights may be bright.
  • You may feel drowsy if you were given medication in the surgical holding area.
  • You will be moved from the stretcher or wheelchair to an operating room table. A special protective strap will prevent you from falling.
  • Your OR team will be wearing gowns, masks, and head and foot coverings.
  • Special pads placed on your chest will monitor your heartbeat.
  • A clip placed on your finger will measure the oxygen level in your blood, as well as your breathing.
  • A cuff placed on your arm will gently squeeze on and off as it monitors your blood pressure.
  • You will receive oxygen supplied through a mask on your face.
  • Special stockings may be placed on your legs, as well as compression devices that keep blood flowing through your veins, while under anesthesia.
  • Your surgeon will speak to your family after the surgery has been completed.