Please follow these important instructions:
If you are going to be admitted,
or stay for Post Procedure Recovery, pack only what
you need the first day of your hospital stay, such
as a robe, slippers, shaving equipment, comb or toothbrush.
Please leave these items in your car - your family
can bring them to you after your surgery.
- Do not eat or drink (including
water) after midnight the night before your surgery,
unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.
- Do not wear cologne, perfume,
deodorant or skin lotions.
- If you regularly take prescribed
medications, consult your doctor for instructions.
- If you have diabetes, ask your
doctor for any special instructions for the day
- You will not be able to drive
after your surgery. If someone cannot accompany
you, bring a phone number of someone who is immediately
available, when called, to drive you home.
- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting
clothes. Bring your glasses or contact case. Do
not bring any valuables (cash, checks, credit
cards, etc.). You may not wear a wedding band
or any jewelry (including body piercing), wigs,
hairpins, glasses, contact lenses, false eyelashes,
make-up, dentures or partial plates in the operating
- Come to the third floor of
the Ambulatory Care Center (glass building 301),
and check in at the reception desk.
- All females with childbearing
potential will be required to bring the first
voided urine on the day of surgery for pregnancy
testing. A urine specimen cup will be provided
to you by your doctor's office or Pre-Surgical
Testing Department or you may use a clean, leak
proof jar, labeled with your name. Bring the specimen
with you to the pre-surgical care unit on the
day of surgery.
- Practice cough, deep breathing
and pain control techniques.
Date Updated: 24-FEB-2005