Pre-Arrival Procedure Checklist
PREPARING FOR SURGERY
Failure to follow these instructions may result in cancellation of your procedure.
WHAT TO BRING
FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING PATIENTS
Please arrange for an interpreter to accompany the patient and remain until discharge. If an interpreter is unavailable, the facility will provide interpretation service if arranged in advance.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We will call you within one business day of your appointment to confirm your procedure time. Please plan to arrive one hour before the scheduled time. It is very important to arrive on time.
Don’t drink or eat anything, including gum, mints or candy, after midnight. Don’t smoke after midnight.
Bring a copy of your consent form, all insurance cards, and a government-issued ID like a driver’s license. If you need insulin, bring the bottle and syringes. Also bring any boots, splints or special shoes provided by your physician.
Please arrange for a responsible adult to transport you to and from the center. We also suggest someone stay with you for 24 hours after the procedure.
No jewelry, cash or valuables, please. We cannot be responsible for their safety. Plan to leave dentures, hearing aids, eyeglasses and contact lenses with the person accompanying you. Please don’t wear makeup.
Your anesthesia provider will evaluate you before surgery and answer any questions you may have. Be ready to review your current medications with your anesthesia provider.