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Pre-Operative Information

The Day of Surgery

  • Do not eat or drink anything (including water), smoke or chew gum after midnight the night before your surgery unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Failure to follow these instructions can result in cancellation of your surgery.
  • All patients taking blood thinners or medications for heart, high blood pressure or diabetes should contact their physician for instructions for those medications prior to surgery. Please bring all medications in the original containers with you.
  • Do not smoke immediately before or after receiving anesthetic.
  • Please arrive promptly at your scheduled arrival time.
  • Please limit visitors to one or two adults.
  • Bring your insurance card, method of payment and Drivers License or photo ID to the Center.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes that can be easily removed. Please avoid wearing nail polish, cosmetics, and jewelry. Leave contact lenses at home or bring your lens case with you to the Center. All valuables should be left at home.
  • Children having surgery must have a parent or guardian in the facility throughout the surgery. Please feel free to bring a stuffed animal or security blanket for added reassurance. Please bring a bottle or sippy cup if your child cannot drink from a cup.
  • If you experience any health changes between your recent visit to your doctor and the day of your procedure, notify your doctor.
  • Although time varies, most patients are discharged 1 to 2 hours after surgery unless the procedure requires an overnight stay.
  • Bring pillows for your ride home to help make you more comfortable.
  • You must have a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for the first night following surgery. You will not be allowed to leave the facility alone.
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