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Before My Surgery

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It is important for you to follow these guidelines before surgery to prevent delay or cancellations.

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Food and Drink

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight unless instructed otherwise by your surgeon. 

You may take medication by mouth with a few small sips of water as directed by your surgeon

Alcohol – Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours before your arrival.

Smoking – No smoking after midnight the night before your surgery.

Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body jewelry) - Please remove all these items before surgery.

Clothing – Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over dressings.

Valuables – Please leave valuables at home.

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Notify The Center & Your Surgeon If:

  • You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhea between your last visit to the surgeon and the day of your surgery.
  • You suspect you may be pregnant.
  • You are taking: diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, or certain herbal medicines.  You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery.  You can discuss this with your surgeon. 

What You Need The Day Of The Surgery:

  • Information To Bring – Insurance cards, photo ID, Medicare or Medical Assistance information, numbers and addresses.
  • Driver – You must plan to have someone drive you home.  Do not plan to use taxis or other public transportation.
  • Escort – A friend, relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.
  • Legal Guardian – A legal guardian must be in the facility AT ALL TIMES for children and dependent adults.
  • Care For Children – If you have young children at home for whom you normally care for, plan for someone else to care for them for at least the first 24 hours following your surgery. 
  • Interpreter – If the patient cannot read, speak English or uses sign language, an interpreter is required.  If you need assistance arranging for an interpreter, please contact the Scheduling department 972-267-5400 as soon as possible.