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Day of Surgery

What you need to know for the Day of Surgery:

Before Arriving to the Facility:

  • Please bathe or shower with antibacterial soap prior to your surgery.
  • Do not use lotions or oils or hair spray after bathing.
  • Remove all makeup.
  • Remove nail polish on hand or foot that will be having surgery.
  • Remove all body piercings and earrings.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing such as sweat suits and easy to button shirts or blouses that are big enough to accommodate a large bandage after surgery.  Wear comfortable flat-heeled shoes; no high heels, please.
  • Leave all valuables, including jewelry and cash, at home.  We cannot be responsible for damaged or lost property.
  • Please complete the Current Medication List provided in the packet you received at the Doctor’s office.  Bring the form with you to the center on the day of your surgery.  The medication list should include all prescription, nonprescription, herbal remedies and any medications prescribed for you after your procedure.
  • Be prepared to sign a form giving your consent for the operation.  If the patient is under 18, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the patient and sign the consent form.
  • Bring all insurance cards and photo ID with you to the center.  Also bring any paper work and x-rays that your physician has given you.
  • Please arrive one hour before your scheduled procedure unless instructed otherwise.
  • A nurse will provide you with a patient gown and a bag to store your clothing during your surgery.
  • Your family or escort will be asked to wait in the waiting room until you are in recovery.  The surgeon will speak with your family or escort immediately following your surgery.  Your family or escort may join you in the recovery room after you are awake and stable.

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When you arrive at our center we ask that you check-in at the registration desk to verify personal, escort and insurance information.

Following Admission
After checking in at the registration desk, you will be brought to the preoperative room where the nurse will confirm your health history and prepare you for surgery.  Once you are prepared for surgery, your family or escort will be able to wait with you until it is time for your surgery.

An anesthesiologist will discuss your anesthesia with you and answer any questions. 

At the appropriate time you will be escorted to the operating room.  During your surgery your family or escort will be able to wait for you in the waiting room until you are awake in the recovery room.

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