Preparing for Your Surgery

Pre-surgery assessment

  • The assessment takes place in the SurgiCenter. You will go through our Main Entrance to get there.
    Parking and main entrance information
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit to register.
  • A nurse will review your medical history with you and further assess your overall health.
  • A nurse will discuss your anesthetic plan. You will meet your anesthesiologist on the day of surgery.
  • You will fill out a few forms about your health that help us ensure that you are treated effectively and safely.
  • We will record your weight and height and we may conduct additional tests requested by your doctor.
  • Please bring your eyeglasses and/or hearing aids if you need them for filling out forms or having a conversation.

Day of surgery registration

  • Registration takes place on Davenport 5.
  • The image above shows where you will register on the day of your surgery.
  • Your physician's office will provide you with guidelines about eating and drinking limitations prior to surgery, as well as what to bring or not bring.
  • Enter the campus via the lower entrance on Highland Avenue.
  • Park in the upper level parking area and proceed to the main entrance.
  • Take the elevators to the 5th floor. Registration is to the left.

Pain Management After Surgery

Guide to Pain Management for Mass General Brigham Surgical Patients (PDF)
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