Your physician has determined that surgery is needed to restore optimum health and that the procedure is appropriate for Magna Surgical Center. Your physician will schedule a convenient date and time for your surgery. Any pre-operative testing that may be required will be scheduled at that time. Your physician may ask you to come to Magna Surgical Center for some of your testing. If so, you should call (773) 445-9696 extension 4251 or 4252 to schedule a time for testing. All other test results performed elsewhere should be forwarded to Magna Surgical Center five days prior to surgery by mail or fax: (773) 260-0584. This time frame allows the physicians and nurses to review laboratory results prior to surgery in order to ensure that you have the best possible care.
Once your doctor has scheduled your procedure, our nurse will call you to obtain your medical history, discuss the scheduled procedure, describe the admitting process, and give specific instructions for the day of surgery. This is also a good time for you to ask questions and discuss any concerns you might have. We make every effort to contact you prior to surgery; however, if our nurse is unable to reach you on the day before surgery, call Magna Surgical Center at 773 445-9696 extension 4251 or 4252 and confirm your reservation with the Center. In addition to any instructions given to you by your doctor, the following items must be noted:
Please refer to the location page for specific instructions regarding the location of the surgery center and parking instructions. You should plan on arriving at the Center at least 1 to 1.5 hours before the scheduled time of your surgery or according to instructions given by your physician. Please be certain to bring a photo ID and a copy of all of your insurance cards with you on the day of surgery. Once you arrive at the main building and have parked in the adjacent lot (to the north of the building), please proceed to the elevators and take them to the Lower Level.
Following surgery, our team of nurses will monitor you closely throughout the recovery phase. Your family members and caregivers may join you in the recovery area once you are ready for visitors. Typically, you will be kept in the recovery area for ninety minutes following surgery. Our nursing staff will provide you with your physician’s instructions prior to your discharge. It is important that you follow all of these instructions.