Prepare For Surgery

What do I need to bring to surgery?

  • Insurance Card
  • Photo ID
  • Updated drug allergy list
  • Updated medication list
  • Wear loose clothing (for upper extremity surgery, button-up shirt is recommended)
  • DO NOT bring valuables (you are responsible for lost or stolen items)

Can I drive myself home from surgery?

You must have someone available to drive you home after surgery. This does not include: Uber, Taxi, or car service.

When should I stop eating and drinking the night before?

An anesthesiologist or nurse will be calling you prior to surgery (often times the evening before surgery) to give you your restrictions.

When do I need to stop taking my medications?

If you are taking any blood thinners, please contact the office and the medical assistant will give you further instructions. Blood thinners include, but are not limited to: Aspirin, Lovenox, Warfarin, Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, Fish Oil, etc. All other medications will be addressed when the anesthesiologist or nurse contacts you prior to surgery.

Do I need to see my primary care physician prior to surgery?

Please contact your surgeon’s medical assistant for further instructions as each case is different.

What should I review prior to my surgery?

  • Review the pre-operative instructions given by your surgeon’s staff
  • Review and update your drug allergy list
  • Review and update your medication list