Prior to your procedure, you will have an appointment at the Surgical Evaluation Center (SEC) unless
your surgeon determines that it is unnecessary. The SEC is located in
Suite 173 and is most easily accessible from Entrance 4. The SEC
evaluates, educates and prepares your family for a safe and successful
surgery. At this appointment, a thorough medical history will be
gathered, and you will receive instructions for preparing for your
visit. Some patients will have lab work and other diagnostic testing
completed before their visit to the SEC; however, you can expect to have
some testing done during your visit to St.Vincent Carmel’s SEC. If you
already have results from recent tests, please bring them with you.
We ask that you bring all medications that you are taking in their
original bottles. This includes prescription medications from all
physicians you may see, any over-the-counter medications you take
regularly and any supplements that you take. You will be instructed on
which of these you may or may not take prior to your surgery.
You also will need to bring:
If you have questions about your upcoming surgery, please bring them to this appointment.
If you need language services, please let us know at this appointment.