The Day Prior to Surgery

On the working day prior to surgery please call our office to confirm the time of your surgery and make sure there are no changes. We do our best to keep changes to a minimum but emergencies and illness do occur. Remove all jewelry (including rings) from both hands and ears, as well as nail polish from both index fingers.

Ambulatory surgery patients who are having anything more than local anesthesia must have someone must drive you home. Going home alone in a taxi is not acceptable (See Day of Surgery).

You may eat solid foods until midnight on the night before your surgery. You should not have anything to eat or drink after midnight if you are having any anesthesia besides straight local anesthesia (no sedation whatsoever). No alcohol is allowed. You will be able to take many of your regular medications on the morning of surgery but please check with prescreening office at the facility where your surgery will be preformed