When and where your surgery will occur
The Nurse Coordinator will inform you of the date, time, and location of your surgery. They may ask that you visit:
The Diagnostics Center for laboratory and radiology studies that may include blood work, a chest X-ray, an electrocardiogram (EKG), and other studies as indicated.
Pre-Surgical Screening where a nurse will assemble your surgery chart and give you pre-op instructions, and a member of the Anesthesiology team will visit with you regarding your surgery.
It is recommended that you visit Pre-Surgical Screening to eliminate possible delays the day of your surgery.
Medications you should and should not continue
Pre-Surgical Screening will advise you regarding all medications.
|Over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, and herbal products should be stopped 7 to 10 days before surgery.
Prescribed medications, such as Coumadin, Plavix, Pletal, Heparin, Lovenox, or any blood-thinning medication, should be reviewed with your surgeon and Pre-Surgical Screening as soon as possible after your procedure is scheduled.
Anti-inflammatories, arthritis medications, blood thinners, medications containing aspirin or ibuprofen, and all other medications should be specifically discussed with Pre-Surgical Screening. Tylenol or products containing acetaminophen may be taken for pain or headache.
Contact Information for Pre-Surgical Screening
48 hours before your surgery:
Discontinue consumption of all alcohol
24 hours before your surgery:
Pre-Surgical Testing may ask that you discontinue use of all tobacco products. They may also ask that you avoid fatty, greasy, and fried foods.
The night before your surgery:
Unless instructed otherwise, eat a light evening meal. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight - unless instructed otherwise by Pre-Surgical Screening or your physician.
The night before or the morning of your surgery:
Take a bath or shower using an antibacterial soap. Shampoo your hair, but do not use conditioner, gel, hair spray, etc. Do not wear make-up or nail polish.
What every patient should bring to the hospital:
What every patient should NOT bring to the hospital:
What an in-patient should bring to the hospital:
A bathrobe, slippers, and personal grooming items (toothbrush, denture cup (if needed), comb, brush, etc.).
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