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University of Miami Hospital

Ambulatory Care

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Ambulatory Care Center

We are pleased that you and your physician have selected University of Miami Hospital for your Surgical Services / Ambulatory Surgery / Pre-Admission Testing services.

Pre-Admission Testing

The Hospital’s Pre-Admission Testing Center is dedicated to meeting the concerns of our pre-operative patients and their families. A visit to the Pre-Admission Center gives each patient having surgery at University of Miami Hospital the opportunity to facilitate health history reviews, registration, and testing.

The Center is located on the first floor of the Hospital’s South Building (Outpatient Center). Your visit should be scheduled up to 30 days prior to your surgery or procedure. Appointments may be scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, by calling 305-689-5422.

Your appointment will take approximately two hours, although the time may vary depending on what tests are required. Fasting is not required before your visit, unless specifically requested by your physician.

What to expect during your visit

First, you will meet with your patient account representative to verify your demographic and insurance information. Remember to bring your driver’s license and insurance cards.

A member of the nursing staff will interview you to obtain a past medical history, list of medications, and will review patient education. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and become familiar with your routine the day of surgery and post operatively.

This testing is done on site at the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

You may have to have blood drawn, give a urine sample, have an electrocardiogram (EKG) and a chest X-ray, if your physician requests them.

If you have any concerns regarding anesthesia, you may speak with an anesthesiologist at the time of your appointment. Otherwise, you will speak with the anesthesiologist on the day of your surgery, prior to the procedure.

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