What To Expect
Before Your Surgery
Prior to your scheduled surgery, one of our hospital staff members will call to confirm your surgery time. During this call, you will be asked several questions regarding your medical conditions, allergies, and medications.
- A hospital nurse will instruct you of the time to stop eating and drinking prior to surgery. If these instructions are not followed, your surgery or procedure may be canceled.
- If you take medication for any condition, even if you believe it is unrelated to your surgery or procedure, ask your physician or a hospital nurse if the medication is safe to take the day of surgery.
- Notify your physician if there is any change in your health, such as a cold, fever, or sore throat, one week before your surgery.
- For women, if there is any possibility you are pregnant; please notify your physician and a hospital nurse prior to the procedure.
The Day of Your Surgery
Bathe and dry your hair the morning of your surgery. Do not use any styling products in your hair or wear make-up, perfume, or nail polish. These items can potentially cause problems during preparation for the surgery.
- Do not wear or bring any valuables, including watches, rings, or other jewelry. Leave the items at home or with a trusted family member or friend.
- Bring a storage container for contact lenses, dentures, and any other prosthesis. These items must be removed prior to surgery.
- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Prior to surgery, a nurse will provide a gown and slippers to change into before the procedure.
- Arrive promptly at the scheduled time for your surgery to allow adequate time for admission procedures.
- You will be asked to fill out a medical history form and anesthesia questionnaire prior to surgery.