Preparing for Surgery

Following pre-surgical instructions in the days and weeks before surgery is critical to the overall success of the procedure and recovery after surgery is complete. You will also receive pre-surgical guidelines from your surgeon that will be tailored to your particular procedure.

  • Food & Drink: Please refrain from eating or drinking anything after midnight the night before your surgery.
  • Alcohol: Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to your arrival time.
  • Smokers: Please refrain from smoking after midnight the night before your surgery.
  • Makeup, Nail polish: Please remove all of these products prior to your arrival at the Center.
  • Clothing: Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over any surgical dressings.
  • Medications: Please discuss your medication schedule during your preoperative call. We will be able to tell you which medications you should take on schedule and which to avoid taking until after surgery. We may ask you to bring certain medication with you on the day of your procedure.
  • Valuables: We ask you to leave jewelry or other valuables at home on the day of your procedure. You will need to bring a photo ID to present at registrations. In addition, you may need to provide your insurance card and form of payment on the day of your surgery, if applicable.

Notify the Center & Your Surgeon If

  • You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or unexplained diarrhea between your last visit to the surgeon and the day of your surgery.
  • You suspect you may be pregnant.
  • You are taking: diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, or certain herbal medicines. You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery. You can discuss this with your surgeon.

Special Needs

Please let us know how we can best accommodate your needs to make you safe and comfortable while visiting our facility. Interpretation services available.