Day of Surgery

Fasting instructions will be provided by the nurse during your interview.

Only take the medications instructed by the nurse during your interview.

No oral hypoglycemic medication or insulin on the day of surgery.

Do not consume alcohol 24 hours prior to your surgery.

Do not smoke 12 hours prior to your surgery.

No gum, breath mints or chewing tobacco after midnight.

Do not take a shower the morning of surgery.

Brush your teeth, rinse and spit without swallowing the water.

Do not apply makeup, deodorant, creams or lotions.

What to Bring

  • Bring your surgery packet
  • Bring your insurance card and payment
  • Bring a case for contacts, glasses and dentures
  • Bring crutches if necessary for proper fitting and receive instructions for use
  • Bring any medical equipment already issued as instructed by the nurse
  • Leave all jewelry and valuables at home
  • Wear loose fitting comfortable clothes
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