Hospital Admission Information
Dr. Greenberg performs major surgery and some minor surgery as in-patient and ambulatory/day surgery. Major surgery includes orthognathic surgery, complex bone grafting (hip, tibia, mandible), TMJ, facial fractures/injuries, cleft palate, reconstructive jaw surgery, and pathology.
Dr. Greenberg is affiliated with the following hospitals:
1190 Fifth Avenue (at 98th Street)
1000 Tenth Avenue @ 59th Street
Beth Israel Medical Center
Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
10 Union Square East @ 15th Street
Once your surgery is scheduled, Dr. Greenberg will let you know where it will take place.
You will be instructed to make an appointment with your primary care physician at least one week before admission for a history, physical exam and a letter of clearance for surgery. These documents will need to be faxed to our office. Our fax number is 212-319-9778.
In addition, you will need to go for pre-operative testing at the hospital where you will be having your surgery. Pre-operative testing includes blood count, blood chemistry, clotting time, urinalysis, chest X-ray and EKG. Our office will make the appointment and will inform you of the time, date and location.
Some surgical procedures require that you have blood available. Because there is none safer than your own, we arrange for you (whenever medically feasible) to have an autologous blood donation.
After the above is completed, the hospital will let you know when and where to report for your surgery. Before admission, please follow these Pre-Anesthesia Directions:
Nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to your surgery:
- No juice, water, coffee or breakfast
- Take important medications with a sip of water only – this is permitted
- You can brush your teeth, but don’t swallow
You must stop taking the following products 7 days before your surgery:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Aleve)
- Herbal Supplements, Vitamin E
If you have any questions regarding your surgery, please do not hesitate to call us at
Address & Phone Phone Number 212-319-9700.
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