LANCASTER, Ohio (April 2, 2013) – Fairfield Medical Center is proud to announce the opening of its new Pre-surgical Testing area conveniently located at 2405 North Columbus Street, Suite 180, in Lancaster. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. by appointment and some walk-in appointments available. In addition to regular hours we will provide Wednesdays 4 – 7 p.m. (by appointment only), and Saturday 8 a.m. – noon (by appointment only).
“By offering Pre-surgical Testing, FMC is able to provide a positive surgical experience by informing patients of what is involved in their procedure and adequately preparing them in advance of their procedure date,” said Pam Reed, FMC Surgery director. “Patients can be apprehensive and nervous before having surgery, and our nurses are there to help them every step of the way with any questions or concerns they may have, making them feel more at ease.”
Patients may be required to have testing such as blood work, X-rays and/or an EKG prior to their surgery. All of these services can be performed either at the Pre-surgical Testing area, Fairfield Medical Center or satellite locations such as Fairfield Medical Diagnostic Services on Main Street or River Valley.
An advantage for patients is having trained staff capable of reviewing a patient’s medical history and current medications, as well as providing education regarding their surgery preparation, procedure and post-operative stay. Financial information will also be provided with convenient hours of operation and some availability for walk-ins. This renovated area will offer parking with easy access to Route 33.
For more information regarding surgical services at Fairfield Medical Center, call (740) 687-8890 or visit fmchealth.org.
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