Surgical Services: What to expect on the day of surgery

Your surgeon’s office will inform you of:

  • Time to arrive if you are an Outpatient (going home following surgery).
  • If you can have anything to eat or drink before surgery.
  • Medications you should or should not take prior to your surgery.

Holding Room
Prior to your surgery, you will be taken to a Holding Room where you will be prepared for the type of surgery you’ll receive.

When your surgery is over, you’ll be monitored in the Recovery Room while your body stabilizes and the effects of anesthesia begin to wear off. The length of stay in the Recovery Room can vary depending on the type of surgery.

Following this initial period of time, you will be taken to a second Recovery Room, where you will remain until it is time to either go home or taken to your hospital room.

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.