The Day of Surgery

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On the day of surgery, please arrive at the hospital at your designated time. There may be additional forms and testing to be completed prior to being taken to surgery.

You will need a ride to the hospital because you will not be able to drive your car home after your discharge.

Personal Hygiene

Shower the morning of surgery and put on clean clothes. Brush your teeth. Wear comfortable clothes, sneakers or shoes with rubber soles.

Do not wear makeup, hair or skin products or contact lenses.


You should not take any medications unless instructed otherwise. If you have been instructed to take medications on the morning of surgery, follow pre-admission directions. 

When you arrive at the hospital, inform the nurse of any changes in your medications or treatments.

Food and Drink

Do not eat after midnight on the day of your surgery, unless instructed otherwise by your physician.