Allentown, PA • 610-435-9575
North Wales, PA • 215-855-4713

Your Surgery

At the Institute we do everything possible to make your surgery experience as comfortable and as easy as possible. The following quick points will help us make that a reality.

Please download our complete “About Your Surgery” booklet for detailed explanations.

Your hospital stay

Most of our patients have outpatient surgery or a brief one-or two-day hospitalization. We encourage you to return to your home environment as soon as possible. It is there that you will sleep and eat better, which is important to your recovery. The hospitals are teaching centers and, therefore, resident physicians will be involved in your hospital care, always under your doctor’s direct supervision. We ask that you be receptive to their participation in your care.

After surgery

A nurse will call you 2 to 3 days after your surgery to check on you. At that time, you should schedule an office appointment approximately two weeks from your date of surgery.

You will also need a check up at six to eight weeks post-operatively, which you can schedule at the two-week visit. Our doctors will determine if any subsequent visits are necessary.

The night before surgery

DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING, EVEN WATER, AFTER MIDNIGHT. You may brush your teeth, but be careful not to swallow any water.

The day of surgery

An anesthesiologist will meet with you in the hospital or surgery center on the day of your surgery.

Surgical facilities

St. Luke’s University Hospital, Allentown Campus

1736 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18104

St. Luke’s will contact you the business evening before surgery to inform you what time to report to the hospital. If you have questions, please call the hospitals main number at 610-268-8300.

Abington Memorial Hospital

1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Our North Wales clinical staff will contact you within five business days of your surgery to advise you of your arrival time to the Lenfast Pavilion at the hospital. The preadmission testing department at Abington will call for a phone interview prior to your surgery. If you have questions, please call the hospitals main number at 215-481-2000

Abington Surgical Center

Blair Mill Road, Suite 35, Willow Grove, PA 19090

The Surgical Center will contact you the business day before surgery to inform you what time to report to the Center. If you have questions, please call the Centers main number at 215-443-8505

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