Day of Surgery

Day of your procedure

Make plans to be in the admissions area at the scheduled time. Allow extra travel time for known traffic or weather conditions. Your appointment is set to allow adequate time to complete your admission procedures.

What to bring

Please leave all valuables including jewelry at home. The following is a checklist to help you prepare:

  • The legal ID you used when scheduling surgery with your doctor and health insurance card(s).
  • Any forms/doctor orders your surgeon’s office asked you to complete
  • Comfortable clothing for discharge
  • Telephone numbers of people you will need to call for pickup.
  • Eyeglasses instead of contact lenses.
  • Dentures – we will provide a container if needed.
  • If you are asthmatic, please bring your inhaler with you. (Please do a nebulizer treatment the morning of your procedure).
  • It’s also a good idea to bring along a written list of your prescriptions and over-the-counter medications or supplements you take routinely. While you will have discussed these with the nurse during your pre-procedure contact, this can ensure that items discussed on the phone can be verified. Click here to download a Universal Medication Form. Alternatively, you may choose to actually bring your medications with you in their containers so the staff can actually see these products.
  • Past medical and surgical history with dates or ages.
  • The surgery schedule can have changes in start times up to the afternoon prior to your surgery. It is imperative that you give us a phone number where you can be reached the afternoon before your surgery. Check your messages/voicemail the evening before your surgery for any changes to your arrival time. Please rely on the time that the pre-op screening nurse gave for your arrival; the schedule may change over what the doctor had given you when initially scheduling your procedure.