For a physician referral

866-705-ECHI(3244)


526 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834

For a physician referral

866-705-ECHI(3244)


526 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834


Guide to Day Surgery or Procedure

What to Expect

We recognize that you are entrusting us with your care. We want to earn your trust by meeting your expectations and delivering the best care to you. When you arrive at the Heart Institute, you can expect:

  • A friendly welcome and introduction
  • Questions about your medical history, allergies, medications (bring them with you)
  • An explanation of your plan of care and any procedures planned for you
  • Opportunities to ask questions and provide input about your plan of care
  • An explanation of family and visitor hours
  • An orientation to the environment

During Your Stay

While you are here we want to be sure you are part of the team. Here are some things you can expect that will help you be a well-informed team member and take control of your care:

  • Our staff will include your family as an important part of your care, healing and recovery (with your approval)
  • Our staff will update your information packet to keep you informed of your care and diagnosis
  • A clean room that is well equipped for your care
  • Doctors and/or staff will see you to discuss your plan of care
  • A family member is welcome in your room to help you recover, except in certain settings
  • We will do our best to make sure you are comfortable, that you get safely in and out of bed, and that your pain is under control

After Your Stay

As you prepare to leave the Heart Institute, we want to be sure you have all the information you need. Before you leave you can expect:

  • A scheduled follow-up appointment with your doctor(s)
  • A complete review of your medications - what to take, what not to take and when
  • An explanation of your diet and activity restrictions
  • An explanation of how to care for any wounds or incisions
  • To know the phone number of your doctor(s) and our staff to call in case of emergency or for questions after discharge

Patient Resources

The East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center is committed to providing the best care for you and your family. Click here for additional information about our free heart health resources.