Adult patients can check in for their surgery at the Center for Perioperative Care (CPC), located in the Wang Building, Room 320. Patients under 18 years old can check in at the Mass General for Children (MGfC) Surgery Admission and Family Waiting Area on the third floor of the Ellison building.

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Preparing for Surgery

Review information and instructions to help you prepare for your surgery or procedure.

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What to Expect: Day of Surgery

Learn about what to expect for the day before your surgery or procedure, and the day that you arrive at the hospital.

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What to Expect: Recovery and Discharge

Learn what to expect for recovery and discharge following your surgery or procedure.

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Information for Family and Loved Ones

Review information related to accompanying a patient, places to stay overnight, dining and more.

Additional Resources

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International Patients

The International Patient Center is a full-service office that helps patients and their families navigate care and logistics with Mass General.

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Coming to Mass General

We are ready to care for you—whatever your health care needs may be. We are committed to providing the very best and safest care possible.

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For Pediatric Patients

Mass General for Children offers resources to help caregivers of newborns, children and adolescents prepare their child for surgery.

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Parking & Shuttle Service

We provide a free shuttle bus and affordable parking for patients, visitors and employees.

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Services & Amenities

We offer a wide range of services and amenities for patients, visitors and staff alike.

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Accessibility

We help people access care regardless of hearing, sight, mobility, or language spoken.

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Patient Drop-off & Pickup

Find information about dropping off and picking up patients at our main campus in Boston.

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Maps & Directions

Our main campus spans nearly 30 buildings. Use these maps to help plan your visit.

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The Blum Center

The Blum Center is a comfortable place for patients, families and friends to find accurate health information with help from trained staff.

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Find a Location

We offer services in and around the Boston area.

A mother and her two daughters next to their doctor
A mother and her two daughters next to their doctor

Everyone should have the healthiest life possible, and I’m grateful my children and I can have ours.

Kerri Smart
Patient, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome