How To Prepare For Surgery

  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK anything after midnight the night before surgery, unless otherwise instructed by your Physician.
  • DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES for 24 hours prior to your surgery
  • PLEASE wear loose, comfortable clothing
  • PLEASE LEAVE ALL VALUABLES (i.e. jewelry, watches ) at home
  • PLEASE REPORT any changes in your condition, such as an obvious respiratory infection or any other acute illness, to your physician
  • PLEASE ARRANGE FOR A CARE GIVER to take you home and remain with you after discharge. All minors (17 years of age or younger) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • BE SURE TO BRING your driver’s license or photo ID, insurance cards and any applicable copays
  • PLEASE bring current list of medications with dosages.
  • Blood Pressure, Heart, Seizure, Reflux and Thyroid medications should be taken with a "sip" of water the morning of the scheduled procedure.