There are three entrances to Brigham and Women's Hospital in the Longwood Medical Area. The Division of Plastic Surgery is most easily accessible through the 45 Francis Street Ambulatory Entrance (the middle entrance). We are located within Brigham and Women's Hospital off of the hospital's Main Pike. We are located between Exit 5 and Exit 6, behind the 45 Francis Street lobby information desk. For more information download: directions.docx
Where can I park?
Valet parking is available at 45 Francis Street and 75 Francis Street. You also may self-park at the 80 Francis Street Servicenter Garage.
Where does surgery take place?
You may be having surgery in one of two areas:
Day Surgery Unit
From the 75 Francis Street entrance, go down one floor to L1 via the Amory elevators and follow the signs to the Day Surgery Unit.
Upon your arrival, please register with the secretary in the Day Surgery Patient Check-in/Family Waiting Room where family members and friends may wait during your surgery.
Ambulatory Treatment Room - procedures under local anesthesia
The ATR is located at the main campus of BWH on the Lower Pike. Enter through the 45 Francis St. entrance and walk through the lobby, passing the Information Desk on your right. Once you are on the Pike (the long hallway that spans the building) you will see the Mid Campus Elevator. Take this elevator down one floor to the 1st floor. Make a left, and we will be on the left. The sign outside of our office reads, “Ambulatory Treatment Room / Wound Care Center.”
The ATR is located directly below the Division of Plastic Surgery Clinic.
Do I need preoperative testing?
If you are having surgery, you will be scheduled for a visit in the Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation or a preoperative phone assessment. The Weiner Center is located near the 45 Francis Street entrance across from Ambulatory Services, and the Center hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (the last scheduled appointment time is 3:45 p.m.)
When do I have to stop eating before surgery?
Do not eat anything after midnight the day before your surgery or your surgery will be cancelled. This includes candy, gum, vitamins, etc.
You are allowed to drink water up to four hours before your scheduled time of surgery, unless instructed otherwise. If you continue to drink after that time, your surgery will be cancelled. The only exception is if you have been instructed to take a medication with a small amount of water.