Oswego Hospital offers a wide range of surgical services, including general, orthopedic and urological. The surgical services team is committed to providing the highest-quality care to our patients.
Our team of doctors, nurses, anesthesia personnel and others provides comprehensive surgical services with compassion for our patients and their families in a comfortable community hospital atmosphere.
Among the surgical procedures performed at the surgery center, Oswego Hospital surgeons specialize in:
Our nursing and anesthesia staff provide 24-hour coverage for urgent and emergency procedures.
Below is a helpful list of the most commonly asked pre-surgery questions.
Ask your doctor:
If you have other questions, write them down and bring the list with you when you visit your physician. Also ask your doctor if labs, x-rays or consults are necessary before surgery, and be sure the forms you need are made available to you.
On the day of surgery ask someone you trust to:
Located on the 3rd floor of the hospital, pre-admission testing (PAT) will answer any questions you have about your surgery and will perform a nursing assessment, which includes preoperative instruction and the completion of any required lab work or other physician-requested testing.
You may also have an opportunity to meet additional staff from the anesthesia department and surgical services. This process is initiated when the procedure is scheduled with the surgery center. The pre-admission coordinator may be contacted at 315.349.5703.
Before you leave home the day of surgery:
To register, patients should use the surgery center entrance on West 6th Street. Once inside, take the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor. For covered entrance and wheelchair assistance, please use our main entrance.
Registration is easy, and when the process is completed, patients will be directed to the waiting area, where a nurse will call them to prepare for surgery. As you might expect, a caring and professional medical team will monitor each patient throughout his or her entire surgery experience.
A comfortable waiting area is available for the family member or friend who is accompanying you on the day of your surgery. Your designated loved one is able to follow your care in the surgery center on our confidential unique patient tracking board. Infants and children should not accompany family the day of surgery. Please make arrangements for their care before coming to the hospital. Visitors are welcome to use the hospital cafeteria or snack bar.
At the Surgery Facility
The staff will ask you to sign a consent form after receiving informed consent from your surgeon. Make sure everything on the form is correct and that all of your questions have been answered. If you do not understand something on the form, do not be afraid to speak up. This form will ask you:
Before your surgery:
After your surgery: