Please bathe or shower prior to your surgery. Remove all makeup and leave at least one nail free from polish. Do not use lotions or oils or hair spray after bathing. Do not shave the operative site.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing such as sweat suits and easy to button shirts or blouses that are big enough to accommodate a large bandage after surgery. Wear comfortable shoes; no high heels, please.
Leave all valuables, including jewelry and cash, at home. We cannot be responsible for damaged or lost property.
Be prepared to sign a form giving your consent for the operation. If the patient is under 15, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the patient and sign the consent form. We encourage a parent or guardian to accompany patients under the age of 18.
Bring all insurance cards and a photo ID with you to the center. Also bring any paper work and x-rays that your physician has given you.
Please arrive one hour before your scheduled procedure unless instructed otherwise.
A nurse will provide you with a patient gown, non-skid socks and a bag to store your clothing in.
Your family will be asked to wait in the front lobby until you are in recovery. The surgeon will speak with your family immediately following surgery. Your family may stay with you until discharge. A limit of 2 visitors will be allowed in your recovery area.