The Night Before

  • Nothing to eat after midnight
  • Bring your government photo ID and Insurance ID for your identification
  • Take Blood Pressure medication in the morning with a sip of water (no other liquid permitted)
  • No Contact Lenses
  • Remove your body piercing if you have
  • Bring Reading Glasses
  • Leave Jewelry and valuables at home
  • Wear Comfortable, loose clothing
  • Must have adult escort on the day of surgery (if you use your own transportation)
  • Bring Medical Living Will if applicable
  • Must have a responsible adult at home with you for 24 hours after surgery

After your Surgery

    You will be transferred to recovery room where the anesthesiologist and nurse will monitor your status and make sure your recover as expected.
    Once you are cleared by recovery nurse, you will be transferred to discharge area where you will be given light food and drink and the nurse will explain the discharge instruction.
    some of the instruction are:

  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages (including beer) for 24 hours. Alcohol enhances the effect of anesthesia and sedation
  • Progress slowly to your normal diet unless your physician has instructed you otherwise
  • Begin with liquids and light foods (Jello, Soup, Crackers, etc) gradually working up to solid foods
  • Take pain medication as directed. DO NOT WAIT until the pain becomes unbearable
  • Check with your surgeon regarding medications that he/she prescribed for you prior to your surgery
  • Limit your activities for 24 hours. Do not engage in sports, heavy work, or heavy lifting
  • You should be in the care or a responsible adult for 24 hours
  • Do not drive or operate hazardous machinery for 24 hours
  • Do not make any important personal or business decisions or sign legal documents for 24 hours
  • When taking pain medication, be careful as you walk, drive, or climb stairs. Mild dizziness is not unusual
  • Leave dressing in place
  • Small amount of blood and low grade fever are expected
  • * Please call and speak with a nurse if you have more questions

    * For specialty specific, discharge nurse will explain it before you leave