• Do not eat or drink anything after midnight unless otherwise instructed by your pre-admission nurse.This includes all foods, liquids, water, candy, gum and breath mints.
  • At a minimum, do not smoke or use any tobacco products 24 hours prior to your planned procedure. Your surgeon may ask you to abstain for a longer period of time. Please defer to your surgeon's instructions.
  • Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours prior to or after surgery.
  • If you take insulin or any other routine medications, our pre-admission nurse will tell you how to take your medications the day of surgery.
  • If you take blood thinners, such as aspirin, Coumadin, Plavix or Effient, please notify your surgeon. Your surgeon will provide you with further instructions.
  • The day of your surgery, you may take all your regular prescription medications, unless otherwise instructed by your pre-admission nurse.
  • You are responsible for the safe keeping of your valuables. Please do not bring any jewelry, money or any other valuables to the Medical Center.  Please leave your contact lenses at home or bring a container and solution for them with you.
  • If going home the same day as your surgery, please make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you and to stay with you for 24 hours after your discharge.
  • Only two (2) visitors are permitted at any time in Same Day Surgery.
  • Please call your surgeon's office the afternoon prior to your procedure to confirm your arrival time.