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Preparing for your surgery...
Any special lab works or x-rays necessary for your procedure will be arranged by your physician prior to the date of your surgery.

If you have an infection, fever or noticeable change in your health since your last office visit, please inform your doctor.

DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT
unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. (This includes candy, water, coffee, chewing gum, etc.) If you eat or drink anything, your surgery may be cancelled or rescheduled. Routine medications authorized by your physician may be taken with a small sip of water. Follow all specific instructions given by your physician.

For Surgery...
An adult or family member must accompany you to and from the Surgery Center.
YOU MAY NOT DRIVE AFTER SURGERY.
• Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to get into after your surgery.
• All valuables should be left at home.
• Contact lenses may not be worn during surgery, please bring your lens case.
• Young children may bring a favorite toy or blanket.
• Remove all make-up and jewelry.

After Surgery...
Your condition will be closely monitored by staff professionals. When you are fully awake and able to move about, your family will be able to join you. You will remain in Recovery until your physician or anesthesiologist feels you are able to be discharged.

Discharge...
Specific instructions prepared by your physician will be sent home with you.
FOR 24 HOURS AFTER SURGERY
• DO NOT drive or operate any heavy machinery
• DO NOT drink alcoholic beverages

Closely follow your doctor’s instructions about recovery. If you have any questions about your surgery or recovery time, please call your physician for details. We will call you at home the next day to ensure you are feeling and doing well.

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