Please read through this information to prepare yourself for surgery and optimal recovery after surgery.
Dr. Jurek wants you to feel as comfortable and prepared as possible before your surgery; please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your surgical procedure. We will be happy to answer and address all questions!
During your preoperative physical, your primary care physician should give you specific instructions on taking your diabetes medications. The Seattle Surgery Center will contact you before your surgery to confirm instructions related to your oral diabetes medicine or your insulin.
Notify Dr. Jurek at (206) 386-2600 if you experience any significant change in your health status, if you suspect you are pregnant, or if you develop a cold or flu, a bladder infection, diarrhea, or other infection before your surgery.
Most patients are in the recovery room for 1-2 hours following surgery before they are awake enough to return home (or transfer to the hospital room if staying overnight).