Planning for Vascular Surgery

Recognizing that all surgery is stressful, Greenwich Hospital’s staff provides specialized individual attention to all vascular surgery patients.

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Discharge Planning

Discharge planning begins before the procedure, with the preadmission interview.

Patients who are scheduled for ambulatory surgery, often called “same-day surgery,” receive discharge instructions during the preadmission phone interview. They will receive them again after they are admitted to the hospital.

Patients who stay longer will review discharge information with the care team during their hospital stay. An individualized plan will be developed, often in collaboration with physicians, nurses, case workers and others to address a variety of patient needs. These include transportation, support services, home care, medication management and rehabilitation referrals or placements.

A case manager works directly with patients to review their insurance benefits. The case manager will also recommend post-discharge treatment options based on the patient’s insurance coverage.

To learn more about Discharge Procedures

To contact the surgery preadmission nurse, please call 203-863-3629.

To contact a case manager, please call 203-863-3336 or e-mail

Billing and Payment

Part of discharge planning includes helping patients fully understand the billing process in order to plan for payment. Case managers work closely with patients to clarify insurance benefits eligibility.

Please note: Patients may receive separate bills from providers other than the hospital. These may include physicians, such as the radiologist and anesthesiologist, and the laboratory.

Learn more about Billing and How to Pay Your Bill Online