A checklist to complete before your Orthopaedic Surgery at Mass General Hospital.

print pre-surgical checklist button # Yawkey Building at Mass General Hospital

Pre-Surgical Checklist:
Steps to complete before your surgery

  • Read the information from your doctor’s office. Call us if you have any questions.
  • Schedule to meet with other doctors (like a cardiologist, or primary care doctor) if advised by your doctor before your Pre-Admission Testing Appointment.
  • Prepare for your Pre-Admission Testing Appointment by gathering your health information including:
    • Allergies
    • Medications
    • Implanted devices
    • Medical history
  • Fill out your pre-surgical assessment online through One Medical Passport. This helps save time at your Pre-Admission Testing appointment.
  • Complete blood draw and testing.
    • Visit the second floor of the Wang Building for blood draw and ECGs.
    • Hours:
    • Monday: 6:00am-6:00pm
    • Tues/Wed/Thursday: 6:00am-6:30pm
    • Friday: 6:00am-5:00pm
    • On weekends, go to the Medical Walk-In Unit on the first floor of the Wang Building.
    • Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am-3:30pm
  • Complete your Pre-Admission Testing Appointment either by phone or in person. Your doctor will decide which is best for you.
  • Prepare your after-surgery arrangements:
    • Prepare your living space
    • Ensure your prescriptions for your usual medications are filled prior to your surgery
    • Stock up on prepared foods and groceries prior to your surgery
    • Arrange for someone to drop you off at MGH for your surgery and to pick you up at your discharge
  • Follow the instructions for the day of surgery, as advised by your surgeon.

Resources:

Pre-Admission Testing Information
Phone Appointments: 617-643-2555
In-Person Appointments: 617-726-3383