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Before Your Surgery

We want your surgery day to flow as smoothly as possible, so you can concentrate on getting well. That begins with helping you prepare.

Prior to your procedure, certain preparation may be needed, such as:

  • Paperwork you’ll need to complete, provided by your doctor
  • Pre-admission testing your doctor has ordered (x-rays, blood tests, etc.)
  • A complete medical history and physical exam results from your doctor
  • Insurance verification

It’s best to get started on your pre-admission tests within a few weeks of your surgery day. Your doctor’s office will tell you how soon you should have the work done. You will receive several phone calls from our surgery center with information related to your appointment.

You will receive a call from one of our nurses to review your health history and advise you of your pre-operative instructions, such as:

  • When you may last eat and drink before the procedure
  • What to wear on the day to be comfortable
  • When or if you should take your medications
  • If you have any recent changes in your health such as cold or flu (very important to notify us)

Two days before surgery you will receive a call with:

  • Your arrival time — as this information is not available prior to this date
  • Reminder of instructions
  • Reminder to arrange a responsible adult to accompany you on the day of your procedure as well as drive you home and care for you overnight