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.
Things to Remember
By now you have discussed your procedure with your doctor. Please communicate all questions and concerns with your doctor in order to assure your satisfaction prior to your surgery.