The Night Before Your Surgery or PROCEDURE
Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
*No water, no coffee or tea
Your physician may instruct you to take some of your medications the morning of surgery - If you have questions please call your physician’s office or our Admitting Nurse.
What You Need To Bring
If Staying Overnight:
Leave at Home
We do have a safe available for small valuables if you must to bring them
THE DAY OF YOUR SURGERY OR PROCEDURE
Please arrive at the time on your instructions
Before Surgery or Procedure:
The Surgery waiting area is between the Same Day Surgery and the Emergency Room.
If you will not have anyone waiting or if they will be somewhere else please let your nurse or a volunteer know, this way the doctor can speak to your family after your surgery or procedure.
Every effort is made to assure that you go to surgery at the time you expect – however, there can be unavoidable delays caused by emergencies or other factors.
If your surgery is delayed please be patient and understand that the entire surgery team is working to get your surgery on schedule.
AFTER YOUR SURGERY OR PROCEDURE
Nursing Unit, Patient Room
Several actions by you will help you to recover from your surgery.
Bladder Function: It is important that you are able to empty your bladder after surgery.
Pain Management: Different types and amounts of medicine may be ordered.
If your medicine is not working, let your nurse know.
It is a good idea to ask for pain medicine before your pain becomes intense and before activities that may cause discomfort.
Alternative activities such as reading, listening to music, or visiting with friends will help relieve your discomfort.