Before you come for surgery

Preparing for Surgery

To ensure your surgery is seamless from the beginning to the end, we work directly with you to schedule your surgery and any necessary preoperative tests. Understanding the process and your role in it will help you recover more quickly and have fewer problems.

Before your Surgery

Before surgery, you will have a complete physical examination with your surgeon, which they will go over your medical history, any medications you’re currently taking and what to expect. After you meet with your surgeon, you will speak to one of our surgical coordinators who will let you know of any preadmission testing required. They will let you know if any medical clearance or additional testing is needed prior, and will provide you with an appointment at our preadmissions office.
You will receive a call 2-3 days before your surgery confirming the day, time and location of your procedure. Please feel free to ask any additional questions during this time.

DO’s Before Surgery

  • Shower or bathe before surgery

  • Bring any specific equipment you have received for your surgery

  • Get a good night’s rest before your surgery

  • Notify your surgeon of any health condition changes before surgery

  • Bring your photo ID and insurance card

  • Arrange for someone to pick you up on day of surgery

DO NOT’s Before Surgery

  • Eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery, including chewing gum

  • Swallow water when brushing teeth morning of surgery

  • Wear contact lenses, any make up, or jewelry

  • Bring any valuables

Day of Surgery

Please arrive 2 hours before the time of your scheduled surgery and go straight to Admitting. After you complete registration, a nurse will brings you back to your private dressing room and waiting area where you and your family meet with your surgeon and anesthesiologist. This is a good time to ask any remaining questions about the procedure.

After Surgery

You will be taken to the recovery room where our nurses and anesthesiologists will monitor you. Before discharge, you will be provided with any post op instructions including any medications you should be taking and any other informed needed for your care. You will be contacted within 24 hours after discharge to make sure your recovery is going well and to schedule your first post op appointment.

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