Pre-Surgery Clinic

The Pre-Surgery Clinic helps patients prepare for their surgeries before the actual day of the surgery. Our goal here is to help assure a satisfying surgical experience for the patient, patient family, surgeon and nursing staff. The staff meets with each patient to obtain and compile all of the required pre-surgery tests and documentation.

When you meet with someone from the Pre-Surgery Clinic, that person will help you understand the operative experience. Your appointment will include pre-operative teaching, diagnostic testing, nursing history and care planning. This appointment may be done over the telephone or during a visit to the clinic.

  • For more information, please contact the pre-surgery staff at 212-6013.
  • View frequently asked questions about surgery at Providence

If you plan to have surgery at Providence Alaska Medical Center, you can preregister online. Using online preregistration allows you to complete the forms in the comfort of your own home, reducing time and stress when you arrive for admission.

Forms and Instructions

Five Simple Things You can Do to Prevent Infection
Infections are dangerous – especially for people who are hospitalized or are having surgery. Here are five simple things you can do to reduce your risk of infection.

Personal Medication History Form
Your complete medication history is important to your physicians and to the hospital. Please fill out this form and bring it with you anytime you go to the doctor’s office or to the hospital. If you are scheduled for a Pre-Surgical Services appointment, make a trip to the Emergency Room, or are coming directly to the hospital, remember to bring this completed form!

If for some reason you are unable to fill out this form, please bring in a bag all of the medications (in their original containers) that you are currently taking.

Pre-Surgery Adult Health Status Summary Form
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Checklist for Surgery Patients

Please read and follow these instructions as you prepare to have surgery at Providence Alaska Medical Center. The instructions will help to make your experience as smooth and comfortable as possible.

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Assessing and Controlling Pain: What You Should Know
Communicating how you feel when you experience pain can be difficult under normal circumstances. While you are in the hospital, we want you to tell us how you feel using the simple Pain Rating Scale.

With this tool, you can describe how much pain you are feeling. This will help the nurses know if you are receiving appropriate pain relief. Throughout your hospital stay, your doctor and nurse will ask you to rate your pain.

Providence Surgical Services Patient Safety

Providence Surgical Services is committed to ensuring your safety throughout your surgical stay. Our number one safety goal is to guarantee that each surgery patient is accurately identified and has the right surgery performed in the right location.

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