Day of Surgery

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  • Please shower using an antibacterial soap before coming to our center.  Do not put any lotion, cream, powder, or deodorant on the surgical area.
  • DO NOT eat or drink anything in the morning, unless you have been given special instructions stating otherwise.
  • DO NOT wear jewelry, watches, makeup, or nail polish.  If you wear contact lenses, please bring a case with you, as well as glasses.
  • ALL piercings must be removed.
  • DO wear comfortable clothing that you can change easily and that will not bind the site of the surgery.
  • DO leave valuables and jewelry at home, as we are not responsible for lost articles.
  • DO remember to bring your insurance card, driver’s license, and Medicare card (if applicable) with you.
  • DO arrive at the time given to you.  This will allow time to complete your admission forms, sign your consents, and to meet with your anesthesiologist.
  • DO bring a friend or family member to wait for you during surgery.  During your recovery, two family members are permitted to visit.
  • Persons under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian with them to sign the consent forms.
  • If you are a diabetic, please bring your glucose monitoring device.  If you take insulin, bring it with you.
  • If you use inhalers, please bring them with you.
  • Your anesthesiologist will discuss your procedure with you, tell you exactly what will happen before, during, and after your surgery, and answer any remaining questions you may have.