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Important Reminders About Your Surgery

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight before your procedure unless you have received specific instructions otherwise.

  • A responsible adult (18 years or older) must drive you home and assist you with care at home, overnight or longer, depending on the type of surgery and anesthesia.

  • Before surgery, you may be required to have an EKG, chest X-ray or lab work.  Your physician’s office will make these arrangements if necessary.

  • Wear casual, loose fitting clothing, such as a warm-up suit, to the Surgery Center.

  • You may wear light make-up unless you are having facial or eye surgery.

  • Bathe or shower before surgery.  You may brush your teeth and rinse your mouth, but do not swallow any water.

  • Bring your current insurance card and method of payment.

  • Leave jewelry and other valuables at home.  The Surgery Center is not responsible for any lost or damaged valuables.

  • Bring a favorite stuffed toy or security blanket for your child.  You may also bring a pacifier or special bottle, with juice (not milk), for use after surgery.  Breast milk is acceptable after surgery.

  • Do not wear your contact lenses.  If you must wear them, bring your lens case and plan to remove them.