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Pre-Surgical Frequently Asked Questions

Driving Directions

From US 129 
Depart US-129 South Cleveland Hwy. Bear left at light onto US-129 South/ Limestone Pkwy NE South. Turn right to stay on 369/Jesse Jewell Parkway. Turn right onto Downey Blvd and arrive at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, North Patient Tower, North Entrance 3, on Left.

From SR 365 
Take Hwy. 365 South to Exit #24. Turn right onto Jesse Jewell Pkwy and turn right onto Downey Blvd. and arrive at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, North Patient Tower, North Entrance 3, on Left.

From I-985
Take 985 north toward Gainesville. Hwy 985 will turn into Hwy. 365. Take Exit #24. Turn left onto Jesse Jewell Pkwy. Turn right onto Downey Blvd and arrive at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, North Patient Tower, North Entrance 3, on Left.

Where do I park?

Parking & Location for Pre-Surgical Testing:
When you arrive at the North Patient Tower for your Pre- Surgical Testing appointment (if required), please park in the North Deck (see map on back cover of this folder), enter through the main entrance, turn left through the lobby. The Pre-Surgical Testing area will be on your right, after Registration and before the Bright Spot Cafe.

Parking & Location for Day of Procedure 
When you arrive for your actual procedure, park in the North Deck. (see map on back cover of this folder). Please note that you must have an adult with you who can drive you home following your procedure. Enter through the rotunda and take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

Can my family stay with me?

One to two members of your family may be with you before and after your procedure. At times, they may be asked to step out of the room for a brief period while certain treatments are performed to prepare you for your procedure.

What should I bring with me if I am being admitted following surgery?

Hospital gowns are always available. You must wear a hospital gown when you are having a surgical procedure or going into an operating room. Please bring a robe or housecoat and bedroom slippers with non-skid bottoms. Patients may also bring personal hygiene items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, denture supplies, contact lenses and supplies, comb or hairbrush, deodorant, etc. If needed, basic hygiene items are available from the hospital. Please leave valuables at home.

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