For safety reasons, you will be screened for COVID-19. If needed your doctor will order a COVID-19 test to be performed three to five days before your procedure. Here are directions on how to get tested at ChristianaCare’s labs. The results will be shared with your doctor, and your doctor’s office will contact you directly.
Before your procedure, your doctor may also order other lab work or schedule an appointment for you with the Perioperative Evaluation & Treatment Service (POETS) as part of your preparation for surgery.
Be sure to sign up for the ChristianaCare Patient Portal prior to your procedure to receive test results, manage follow-up appointments and communicate with your doctor.
At ChristianaCare, we take infection prevention very seriously in our facilities and operating rooms. That’s why we have taken extra precautions to help ensure that we are minimizing risk to our patients and caregivers. Learn more about how Patient Safety Is Our Priority.
Our pre-screening and COVID-19 testing measures are designed to identify anyone who has COVID-19 or is suspected to have COVID-19 before their arrival at our hospitals or surgery centers.
All staff members and physicians are screened daily. They do not come to work if they have any symptoms related to COVID-19.
One support person can accompany you to your surgical procedure, and no other visitors are currently allowed into ChristianaCare hospitals. View our visitor policy.
Your support person will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the hospital entrance. They also must wear a mask into the hospital, and if they do not have one, we will provide one for them.
Be sure to speak with your doctor’s office to receive specific directions for your drop-off and how you’ll leave after the surgery.
Anesthesia services at ChristianaCare hospitals are provided exclusively by Anesthesia Services, P.A.
Bariatric sugery involves making changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight. Some types of this surgery make the stomach smaller.
The Center for Surgical Optimization helps to make sure everyone involved in your care has all of the information needed for a safe and successful surgery.
Robotic surgery puts the surgeon at the controls of an incredibly precise instrument - the da Vinci.
Our Center provides state-of-the-art care and treatment for even the most severe sinus problems.
At ChristianaCare, our General Surgery team has the experience and expertise to give you that confidence.
These minimally invasive surgeries use tiny incisions and miniature robotic instruments to perform operations ranging from appendectomy to weight loss.
We offer advanced diagnosis and treatment of disease, injuries, defects and conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region.
POETS helps to make sure everyone involved in your care has all of the information needed for a safe and successful surgery.
Your care team will partner with you to decide what medicines are best for you.
We offer the most advanced and innovative hernia repair procedures available, including laparoscopic and robotic approaches.
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is a care plan that helps you get back to your full health as quickly as possible.
We provide technically advanced wound care. We can help if your wound has not improved in four weeks or healed in eight weeks.