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Preparing for your Surgery

  • You must have a physical examination and lab work by your primary physician within 30 days of your surgery date.
    • You may require additional pre-operative testing depending on your medical conditions.
    • Contact our office if you do not have a primary physician.
  • Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before your surgery.
  • If your doctor instructed you to take your medicine the morning of surgery, you may take the medicine(s) with a tiny sip of water.
  • If you are diabetic, please check with your primary physician about what dose of your medication you should take the morning of surgery.
  • Bring a current list of all your medications (including over the counter medication).  Include the dose and frequency.
  • Bring a copy of your X-ray/MRI/CT images.
  • Bring your insurance card and photo ID for registration.
  • Do not shave your legs 24 hours before surgery.  This can cause skin irritation.
  • After surgery, you will need a friend or family member to drive you home.  If you plan to take a taxi, a friend or family member is required to accompany you.  The hospital does not provide vouchers for taxi services.