I'm Scheduled for Surgery

Where will my surgery be performed?

Dr. Porter's office will schedule the surgery for you and let you know where it will be performed.

  • Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital
  • Banner Canyon Springs
  • Mercy Gilbert
  • SurgCenter of Gilbert
  • Banner Gateway Hospitals

Dr. Porter has privileges at several other facilities.

Please click here for location information.

Review and update your medication list

Make sure you review and update your medications list prior to your surgery. We recommend that you put all your medications on an index card that you can keep in your wallet or on your person. Bring this with you to your surgery.

Obtain your surgical clearance right away

Some surgeries will require a written surgical clearance from your doctor. Once your surgery date is set, make appointments with the appropriate physicians to obtain your medical clearance right away! If your medical clearance is not obtained in time, your surgery could be delayed.

Download the surgical clearance form here:

Prepare the following items and bring them with you to the hospital

  • Insurance card
  • Photo ID
  • X-Rays and MRIs

Get a good night's sleep and just relax!

The night before surgery, get a good night's sleep and just relax. Dr. Porter is one of the top doctors in his field and has successfully treated thousands of patients. You are in good hands!