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 phone call.
  • Prepare for your Pre-Admission Testing phone call by gathering your health information including:
    • Allergies
    • Medications
    • Implanted devices
    • Medical history
  • Fill out your pre-surgical assessment online through Patient Gateway. This helps save time on your Pre-Admission Testing phone call.
  • Complete blood draw and testing.
    • Visit the second floor of the Wang Building for blood draw and ECGs.
    • Hours:
    Monday: 6:00am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 6:00am - 6:00pm
    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.


Pre-Admission Testing Information
Phone Appointments: 617-643-2555

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