Having surgery can be a big decision. The pre-admission center teams at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute are here to help make the process easy for you and to make sure that you are healthy enough to be confident going into your neurosurgical procedure.
Before undergoing elective (meaning non-emergency) surgical procedures, your surgeon will want you to have an examination and testing appointment at our Pre-admission Testing Center. During this appointment, our pre-operative specialists will make sure that your heart, lungs, and other body systems are healthy and strong enough for you to go through a neurosurgical procedure and the general anesthesia required.
We will also let you know what to expect on the day of surgery, and let you know exactly when and where you will need to be so you won’t have to worry about small details like what to bring and where to park on the day of your procedure.