EvergreenHealth offers a comprehensive range of surgical services, from progressive robot-assisted and minimally invasive procedures to placement of children's ear tubes and tonsillectomies.
Our surgeons work with highly technologically trained anesthesiologists, nursing and support staff to ensure unsurpassed care and support for both patients and their families.
EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland has two surgical locations; your surgeon will select the appropriate site for your procedure.
You can click on each location for more detailed information:
EvergreenHealth Surgery Care - Blue
Located inside EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, this unit provides both in- and outpatient surgeries.
EvergreenHealth Surgery Care - Tan
Formerly the EvergreenHealth Surgical Center, this freestanding center specializes in outpatient, same-day surgeries.
Your Surgery Preparation Calendar
Thank you for choosing EvergreenHealth Medical Center for your surgical needs. We will be partnering with your surgeon to provide you and your family with exceptional care.
Patient safety is our top priority. You and your family are the best advocates for your care, so please speak up at any time to let us know how you're feeling, what you might need and how we can help you.
The instructions in Your Surgery Preparation Calendar are designed to help you prepare for your same-day surgery or inpatient surgery at EvergreenHealth Surgical Care - Blue (EvergreenHealth Medical Center).
If you are having same-day surgery at the EvergreenHealth Surgical Care - Tan (formerly the Evergreen Surgical Center), your instructions are different. Those instructions can be found here.
Preparing for Your Surgery
If you and your doctor decide that day surgery is the best option for you, your doctor’s office will schedule a surgery time with EvergreenHealth Surgery Care – Tan.
A pre-admission nurse will contact you by telephone two to three days prior to surgery. In the event that you have not heard from us by the day before surgery, please contact the pre-admission nurse at 425.899.5659.
During this interview, the nurse will review your health history, medications and supplements, and explain what to expect the day of your surgery. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
If any screening tests are needed, they will be scheduled prior to your surgery.
Help us prevent surgical site infections; read how, here.
If there is a possibility you may be pregnant, be sure to notify your surgeon and obstetrician in advance. Your pregnancy status should also be mentioned to the pre-admission nurse during the telephone call and your anesthesiologist at the time of the pre-operational evaluation. Certain medications and anesthetics are potentially harmful to the developing fetus, especially during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Day Before Your Surgery
If your surgery will require general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, you are required to have no food or drink after midnight. You will also need to have adult supervision for 24 hours after the procedure.
If you have a cold, acute illness or have been exposed to a communicable disease, please contact us prior to the day of surgery at 425.899.5659.
Should You Need More Care
There are no overnight facilities at EvergreenHealth Surgery Care – Tan. In the rare event that you should require additional care, your doctor may choose to admit you to EvergreenHealth Medical Center until you are ready to go home.