THE MORNING OF SURGERY

 

If you do not feel well on the day of surgery, please call your surgeon and the center as early as possible.  You can bathe, shower, brush your teeth, etc…  Please do not use make-up, hair spray, nail polish or toiletries as these may affect monitoring equipment and hide clinical signs from the anesthesiologist.

 

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing including low-heeled, comfortable shoes.  Shirts or blouses with buttons down the front are usually the best.

 

Please leave all jewelry and other valuables at home.

If you wear contact lenses, glasses or dentures, please bring the appropriate storage cases for their protection.

 

If you normally use any equipment or device for assistance such as a walker, please bring it with you.

 

Please do not hesitate to notify us in advance of any special need you may have in getting from your car to the center or any other special need you may have in the center.

 

Please bring your insurance cards, completed registration forms, your driver’s license for identification and any other billing-related paperwork.  You may also be notified to bring some form of payment.

 

Please arrive on time for your appointment.  Our goal is to minimize every patients wait before surgery.

 

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