your surgeon gives you different instructions, please prepare
yourself for outpatient surgery using this checklist.
DAYS OR MORE BEFORE SURGERY
- Check insurance
- Have pre-admission
tests, such as blood work and x-ray, completed.
for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for
24 hours after discharge.
- If you develop
a cold or any other illness prior to your surgery, report this
to your physician.
- If applicable,
bring a copy of legal guardianship papers or Advance Directives.
- Avoid smoking,
alcoholic beverages, and non-prescription drugs.
- Only take
your medication the morning of surgery if
instructed to do so.
- You may
receive a phone call from a nurse to briefly review your health
history and post-operative instructions to include home care needs
specific to your surgery.
- Call for
your time of arrival after 3pm the day prior to your procedure
@ 225-3290. Call Friday if you procedure is on Monday.
EVENING BEFORE SURGERY
- Eat a light
- Drink non-alcoholic
beverages as desired.
anything you will need to bring to the hospital.
any pre-operative preparations ordered by your physician.
Not Eat Or Drink Anything unless
your physician specifically orders medications or clear liquids.
DAY OF YOUR SURGERY
Not Eat Or Drink Anything unless your physician specifically orders medications or clear
- Leave jewelry,
money, and other valuables at home.
- Bring your
insurance identification card.
- Bring a
container to store your contact lenses or glasses.
- Bring reading
materials, knitting, etc. in case of delays.
- Wear loose
- Plan to
arrive at the Outpatient Department at your assigned time (see
map for directions). This time is approximately one and
a half to 2 hours prior to your surgery and allows us ample
time to finish admission work, pre-operative preparations, etc.
- For you
convenience, the Outpatient Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday
from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Cash or insurance prescription card
will be needed for payment.
- Do Not drive
a car, operate complex machinery, drink alcohololic beverages,
or take medications without physician orders.
important decisions and signing of important papers for at least
- Rest and
recuperate following written and verbal post-operative instructions
reviewed with you at the time of discharge.
- You will
need a responsible adust to drive you home and stay with you for
- Talk to
your child about coming to the hospital.
for your other children, if any, to follow their normal activities
or stay with a friend or relative.
- Pack a favorite
toy or blanket.
any special diet instructions given by your physician.
- If necessary,
bring bottled formula, milk, or juice.
- A brief
tour of the Outpatient Surgery area is available upon request.
Please call Toll Free 1-800-562-9753 ext. 3058 or 906-225-3058
to arrange a time.
you have any questions, please call your physician or the Outpatient Surgery Department.