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Day of Surgery

Before You Leave Home

  • Don’t use any perfumes, colognes or scented lotions. Other people may be allergic to them.
  • Remember not to eat or drink as instructed.  You can take any medicines you usually take, with a small sip of water. 
  • If you are a diabetic, do not take insulin or other blood sugar medications on the day of surgery.  Your blood sugar level will be checked and monitored when you arrive.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes, and little or no makeup. 
  • Leave all jewelry and valuables at home.
  • Do not apply dental adhesives.

What to Bring With You

  • Copy of Advance Directive, Living Will or Durable Power of Attorney, if you have one.
  • Write down the name and phone number of someone we may call while you are in the hospital to help with any unexpected needs.
  • A list of all your medicines, including doses and time when medication was taken last.
  • CPAP or BiPAP machine.
  • Toys or videos for child.
  • Case and solution for glasses or contact lenses.
  • Hearing aides.
  • If staying overnight, you may bring robe and personal items. Bring slippers with non-skid soles or comfortable walking shoes.
  • Health insurance/prescription cards/co-pay.

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