Your Surgery at MSK Monmouth

This information describes what you can expect during your surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Monmouth facility. Read this before your surgery and refer to it on the day of your surgery so that you know what to do and what to expect. Remember to also review the educational resources your nurse gave you.

MSK Monmouth is a state of the art ambulatory care and surgery center. Your care there will be based on your surgery and designed specifically for you. We will talk with you and your caregiver so that you’ll both know what to expect at every step. You and your caregiver will play an active role during your time at MSK Monmouth and at home.

Before Your Surgery

The MSK Monmouth experience

Plan for your caregiver to come to MSK Monmouth with you on the day of your surgery. Even if you do not have a caregiver with you, you must have someone who is 18 years or older take you home.

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The Day of Your Surgery

What to bring

  • Your prescription card, if you would like to have your prescriptions filled at MSK Monmouth.

Where to go

MSK Monmouth is located at 480 Red Hill Road, Middletown, NJ 07748. It’s easily accessible off the Garden State Parkway. Follow the signs for the Lower Concourse when you enter the parking lot.

 

There is free parking by the Lower Concourse entrance, with additional parking to the right of the entrance. Free valet parking is also available.

Check-in

  • Go through the Lower Concourse entrance. You will be directed to the surgical check-in area on the 2nd floor.
  • We will ask you for the name and contact information of the person who will take you home when your surgery is finished.

What to expect in the pre-surgical center

  • After you check-in, a member of your healthcare team will bring you and your caregiver into the pre-surgical center.
  • You will meet with your healthcare team who will review your medical history and answer any questions you may have.
  • While you wait for your surgery to begin, up to 2 of your visitors will be able to wait here with you.
  • Your nurse will bring you to the operating room when it’s time for your surgery.
  • While you are in the operating room, your visitors will wait in the surgical check-in area on the 2nd floor.

Information for Caregivers and Visitors 

  • You’ll wait in the surgical check-in area on the 2nd floor during the surgery.
  • You will be able to see where the patient is on the status board in the waiting room.
  • When the surgery is over, a member of the surgical care team will talk with you.

 
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After Your Surgery

At MSK Monmouth

A member of your healthcare team will take you to your private recovery room. When you’re ready, we will bring your caregiver and other visitors to your room. During your stay, up to 2 visitors at a time can visit you in your recovery room.

When you’re awake, your nurse will help you get ready to go home. They will:

  • Encourage you to walk.
  • Give you something to eat and drink.
  • Review your discharge instructions with you and your caregiver.
  • Answer any questions you may have.

You can then go home with your caregiver. If your healthcare team feels you need to stay overnight, you will be taken to a Meridian Health facility.

When you’re at home

The day after you go home, a member of your healthcare team will call you to see how you’re feeling and answer any questions.

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