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Average ER Wait Times

Wesley Derby ER

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Wesley Medical Center

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Wesley Pediatric ER

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Wesley West ER & Diagnostic Center

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Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER

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Day of Surgery

Carefully follow all instructions prior to surgery

It is important to follow all instructions regarding eating, drinking and medications. Failure to do so may result in a delay or cancellation of your surgery.

Change in health prior to surgery

Notify your surgeon if there are any changes in your health, such as fever, vomiting or cold symptoms, before your surgery.

Transportation/childcare

Arrange to have a responsible adult drive you home. Because of the effects of anesthesia, you must not drive. Please try to arrange for children to be taken care of away from the hospital. If you find that you must bring children to the hospital, please make sure that there is an adult with them at all times. Wesley employees and volunteers will not take responsibility for childcare.

What to bring to the hospital

  • State-issued photo ID
  • Insurance card
  • List of current medications

What to leave at home

  • Jewelry
  • Valuables
  • Large sums of money
  • Credit cards

Arrival time

Please arrive on time the day of surgery. Your arrival time is determined by your surgeon and is usually at least two hours prior to the surgery start time.

Admissions process

On the day of surgery, please arrive at the time instructed by your surgeon. Park in the garage located immediately north of the hospital at Central and Murdock. Follow the signs into the hospital and check in at the admissions desk. If you need a wheelchair, have your driver pull up to the “admissions and dismissals” entrance and use the phone inside to call security.

Pre-op holding

Our staff will escort you to the pre-op holding room where you will be prepared for surgery. You will sign a surgery permit and meet the staff involved in your surgery. At this time, we will let your family visit with you. For your privacy and that of other patients, we allow one visitor per patient at a time. We also ask that no food or drink be brought into the pre-op holding room.

Family members

Your family is invited to relax in one of our waiting rooms during your surgery. We will notify your family when your surgery has started, when you are transferred to the recovery room, and if important events occur during surgery. Your doctor will talk with your family when the surgery is finished.

It is a privilege to serve you and your family. Our surgical team is dedicated to providing quality care and a positive experience for you. We welcome the opportunity to meet your needs. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at (316) 962-7269 between 7:00am and 3:30pm.