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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