Prior to Surgery
Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight the
night before your surgery. This includes water, gum, candy,
etc. Please follow these instructions, as they are very
important for your safety. If you do not follow these instructions,
we may need to delay, cancel and/or reschedule your surgery...
unless instructed otherwise by your doctor.
If you are taking medications, please inform your doctor
so that special instructions may be given.
Morning of Surgery
Please arrive one and one half hours prior to your scheduled surgery
time. Upon arrival, you will be asked to complete admission
forms and sign consents.
Prior to your surgery, you will meet with the anesthesiologist,
Pre-operative Nurse and will have the opportunity to ask
any last minute questions.
Leave all valuables at home. You will be asked to remove
all jewelry, contact lenses, etc, and therefore, we recommend
that all valuables be left at home.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that is easily removed
for your convenience.
Transportation the day of surgery is necessary; you may
not drive yourself home. Please bring a family member or
friend who can drive you home and remain with you during
the night. Please note that our waiting area is relatively
small and therefore may not be able to accommodate a large
number of people.