Pre-Surgical Instructions

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GENERAL PRE-OP INSTRUCTIONS:

You will be contacted the day before your surgery with your arrival time. If you have not received a call or text by 3p.m., please call us at 248-662-1500. Your surgeon’s office does not determine your surgery arrival time. Please be prepared to provide your drivers license, insurance card and method of co-payment to our registration staff before you are admitted for surgery.

YOU MUST HAVE A RESPONSIBLE ADULT AGE 18 OR OLDER WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF SURGERY. YOUR DRIVER MUST REMAIN IN THE CENTER UNTIL YOU ARE DISCHARGED. PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN (MUST PROVE GUARDIANSHIP).

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery, this includes water, chewing gum or mints, as this may result in the cancellation of your surgical procedure. You may brush your teeth and gargle.
  • If you are taking medications, you will be given instructions prior to your procedure. If you use inhalers, please bring them with you.
  • All female patients may be required to provide a urine specimen upon arrival.
  • Do not wear contact lenses, body lotions, makeup, nail polish, jewelry or body piercings.
  • Wear comfortable and loose clothing.
  • Please leave all valuables at home as the center is not responsible for lost articles.
  • Do not shave your surgical site for at least two days prior to surgery.
  • It is recommended that you shower with an antimicrobial wash such as dial soap for 2 days before your surgery and the morning of your procedure unless you have been given specific instructions by your surgeon.
  • Please refer to your surgeon’s office for instructions on which prescriptions or over the counter medications/supplements that must be stopped prior to your surgery.
  • You must abstain from alcohol, smoking and the use of recreational drugs 24 hours before your surgery.
  • If you become ill before your surgery date, please contact your surgeon’s office to inform them. If you become ill the evening/night before your surgery, please notify the surgery center 248-662-1500 in the morning before leaving your home.

AFTER YOUR SURGERY:

  • Your surgeon will talk to your driver following your procedure unless otherwise indicated. You and your driver will be given verbal and written discharge instructions by your nurse.
  • Do not make any important decisions, drive or operate machinery for 24 hours after your surgery.
  • Plan to have someone stay with you throughout the night.
  • It is normal to feel drowsy at your discharge time, this feeling may last all day. Please plan to take it easy for a few days.
  • It is not uncommon to experience a sore throat following your procedure. Warm salt water gargles and/or lozenges may provide relief.
  • A nurse will be contacting you within 24 hours of your surgery except on weekends to check on your progress.
  • If you have any problems or concerns, please contact your surgeon’s office.
  • If you have received a regional block for your procedure, you will need to plan for oral pain relief before the numbness from the block wears off.