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Inova Fairfax Hospital

Inova Fairfax Hospital Surgery Center and Main Operating Suite
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA  22042

Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center Operating Suite
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA  22042

Outpatient Center/Pre-Surgical Services
8503 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA  22031

Inova Fairfax Hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient (same day) surgeries. Our Same Day Surgery Center, Main Operating Suite and our Women’s Operating Suite feature specially equipped procedural and operating rooms to maximize the comfort of our patients.

Pre-surgical Services

It is important that you call the Presurgical Services Department as soon as your surgery is scheduled. Inova Fairfax Hospital’s Presurgical Services Department is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Does your procedure require anesthesia? All surgical patients receiving anesthesia must have a pre-operative assessment interview via telephone by a pre-surgical services nurse. Learn more arrow

Preparing for Your Surgery

Read our brochure to learn more about what to expect before and after surgery. Keep in mind, these are just guidelines and helpful tips. Ask your doctor if you have specific questions or are unsure about how to prepare for your surgery.

Pediatric surgery

If your child is having surgery at Inova Children's Hospital, read our helpful brochure to learn more about what to expect.

Refer to Inova Children's Services for additional information about pediatric surgery arrow image

General information

Surgery is scheduled by your surgeon's office. Be sure to contact your insurance company prior to scheduling your surgery to see if you need any referrals and what co-pays you may be responsible for.

If you are scheduled for surgery, you will be asked some questions regarding your medical history, known allergies, medications, and the planned procedure. Different surgical procedures may require different lengths of stay in the hospital. We provide a comfortable lounge for visitors waiting for loved ones undergoing a procedure.

After your surgery, our staff will take you to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) where you will begin to wake up and recover. You will stay in the PACU for about one hour and then be discharged home or moved to a room to continue your recovery. You may still be a little groggy and need some assistance with your medications and getting to the bathroom.

If you are discharged home, it's important to have a family member or friend stay with you during the first 24 hours after surgery. When you are ready to be discharged, a nurse will go over your doctor's orders with you, give you information about medications and diet and answer any questions you may have.