Fewer Stitches. Faster Recovery.
These days, many surgeries come down to a small incision site that gets you back to life quickly and doing the things you love. Surgeries requiring long hospital stays and large incisions are things of the past. At Chesapeake Regional we offer our patients the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
Our surgical techniques mean:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
Services & Specialties
Preparing for Your Surgery
Once you have been scheduled for surgery, you will need some basic information to guide you through the surgical process. Here, you will find vital information to assist you in:
- Preparing and planning for your surgery
- Learning about the surgical process
- Understanding the different types of anesthesia
- Preparing for your recovery
Just as each person is an individual, so too, is every surgery. To best serve you, our process is customized to meet your individual needs and the needs of your surgeon.
You are encouraged to be an active participant in your health care and to ask questions. The staff at Chesapeake Regional is committed to providing you with the best care and information available.
Pre-Surgical Admission Testing
All patients scheduled for surgery at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center must have a Pre-Anesthesia Assessment completed by a pre-admission nurse. Anesthesia is a vital part of your surgical experience. It is important that we have the most accurate information regarding your medical and surgical history, as well as a complete list of all medications you are taking. This includes any over-the-counter medications such as vitamins and herbal supplements, as well as pain medication. This is important because some herbs and dietary supplements may interact with certain anesthetics, prolonging the anesthesia's effects or increasing the risk of bleeding or raised blood pressure.
Your testing must be completed 7 to 10 days before your surgery date. This allows us to have time to review your testing results and follow up with any concerns. Patients who have experienced heart attacks, bypass surgery, stents or pacemaker/defibrillator placements - must supply us with their cardiologist's name and date of their last visit.
The Pre-Surgical Admission Testing area is open for walk in lab testing/EKG’s at 07:30 am Monday - Friday. You must be registered by 3:30pm for our last lab testing of the day. Surgical appointments are Monday - Friday starting at 8am, with our last appointment at 3:00pm (for those patients that require an on-site assessment).
Please allow up to one hour for testing and an interview with a nurse. At that interview, you will receive pre-surgical education and instructions about taking your medications the day of surgery. You will also be instructed to take a pre-surgical shower the night before and day of your surgery to help prevent any surgical site infections.
Please be sure to bring with you any paperwork, such as consents and orders, the surgeon's office staff has given you. Remember: The following must be completed within 7 to 10 days of your surgery date.
Anesthesia is a vital part of the surgical process. Your anesthesiologist needs to know about all your medical and surgical history, especially any problems or conditions with your heart or lungs. Anesthesiologists are medical doctors educated in administering anesthesia and managing your care before, during and after surgery.
Please bring all paperwork with you to Pre-Surgery Admission Testing.
- Complete medical and surgical history
- Complete list of all medications including vitamins and supplements with dosage and frequency.
- Previous lab work
- Previous electrocardiogram (EKG's)
- Physician orders
- Clearance papers
The pre-surgical admission testing area is open from 7:30am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Use the forms listed below to schedule surgery at Chesapeake Regional.