Inpatient surgery involves a procedure that requires at least an overnight stay in a hospital.
At University of Colorado Health hospitals in Fort Collins, Loveland, metro Denver, and Colorado Springs, our expert surgical teams of diverse medical professionals take advantage of this period of extended care to continuously observe your health status and progress toward recovery while adjusting the type and level of care to best meet your specific needs.
What to expect & how to prepare
In addition to the following information, your doctor or the UCHealth facility where you’re having your procedure may provide additional instructions.
If you have any questions about your hospital stay, please ask! We're here to serve you.
Documents to complete & bring with you
Download, print, complete, and bring these forms and instructions with you for pre-surgical services and for your operation at:
- University of Colorado Hospital
- Memorial Hospital
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