Your Pre-Surgery Checklist

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Getting ready for surgery can feel different for everybody. Here is a checklist that so you know you are prepared.

Pre-surgery Check List 
♦ Any changes in your health (even minor ones such as a cold or cough) should be reported to your surgeon or anesthesiologist prior to your surgery date. 
♦ Follow orders given to you by your surgeon or anesthesiologist, and obtain any lab work or tests your physician may have ordered prior to the day of surgery. 
♦ If you suspect that you are pregnant, please notify your physician prior to your surgery date. 
♦ Refrain from smoking. 
♦ Do not eat or drink anything after midnight. 
♦ Bathe or shower and brush your teeth (taking care not to swallow any water) the
morning of surgery. 
♦ Remove all makeup, nail polish and contact lenses. If you must wear contact lenses, please bring your storage case for use during surgery. 
♦ Leave all jewelry, cash and valuables at home. 
♦ Arrange for a responsible adult to accompany you, stay with you while you are receiving care, drive you home and stay with you for the first night following surgery. 
♦ Limit the number of people who accompany you. We suggest that adult patients be accompanied by only one person. We do welcome both parents of pediatric patients. 
♦ Bring all insurance cards and proper identification such as a drivers license. It is important for us to have all the current and correct information. 
♦ Bring any paperwork your physician may have given you at your office visit. 
♦ Bring a special cup, bottle, blanket, pacifier, etc. for pediatric patients.