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Surgery Preparation


Depending on the type of procedure, your Mercy Gilbert surgeon may have you undergo some basic pre-surgical testing:

Blood tests: Examine your overall health and check for signs of infection. Blood draws may also be used to determine how a specific organ in your body is functioning.

Body scans or imaging: X-rays, CT scans or MRI may be done so your surgeon can better review the specific area of the body prior to surgery.

Your surgeon will write a prescription or send orders for all of your pre-surgery testing. All pre-surgical testing must be complete 48 hours prior to your surgery, unless your doctor has other specific directions.

Surgery Preparation Locations

You may have your testing done at any Dignity Health facility convenient for you, no appointment is necessary.

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
Outpatient Services
3555 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 85297
Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please check in at the Outpatient Services registration desk for all pre-surgical testing. If it is after hours, please check in at Emergency Services registration.

Chandler Regional Medical Center
Pre–Operative Testing Department
1955 W. Frye Road, Chandler 85224
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please enter the hospital through the main entrance and check in at the Admitting Registration desk in the main lobby.

Learn More About Pre-surgery Testing at Mercy Gilbert

If you have any questions or concerns about your pre-surgical tests, please call our surgery admission nurse at 480.728.7062.