Day of Surgery

Patient Information – Preparing for Surgery.

Please follow these steps carefully prior to your surgery to help ensure your procedure goes as smoothly as possible. Each patient is different, and our staff works with you to make sure all your needs are met.

Contact your surgeon or physician prior to your surgery date if:

  • You are not sure what time to arrive at the center on the day of your procedure.
  • You experience any changes in your health between your most recent visit to your physician and the day of your procedure, even minor ones like a temperature, cough or a cold.
  • You suspect that you are pregnant. Anesthesia and medication may be harmful to the developing fetus.

After midnight the day of your surgery

  • Do not smoke after midnight the day of your surgery.
  • Do not eat or drink anything (including water, gum, mints, hard candy) after midnight the day of surgery, unless you are directed otherwise by your surgeon. Undigested food in the stomach can cause complications, and your surgery is likely to be postponed if you forget to follow these instructions.

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 “Everyone was wonderful to me.  From the check in through the preparation for surgery, during and after.
They were caring, compassionate and sensitive.  They were all professionals.  God bless you all.” A.H.