Pre-Op Instructions

/Pre-Op Instructions
Pre-Op Instructions 2017-05-09T09:23:41+00:00


  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight on the night before your procedure; including no gum, mints, or hard candy.
  • Try to hydrate with non-alcoholic drinks the day prior to surgery.
  • If you take high blood pressure meds, please take it with a sip of water the day or your procedure.
  • Wash with hibiclens soap the day of the surgery. Do not use on your face.
  • Do not take blood thinners one week prior to surgery—see list
  • If you are taking Coumadin, efficient, or Warfarin, it will require additional blood test within 24 hours of procedure and you will be instructed regarding.
  • You must have a caregiver at least eighteen (18) years old to drive you home and stay with you the first 24 hours after procedure.
  • Fill any prescriptions your physician has prescribed you and follow as directed.
  • If you have been instructed to prep with an enema; it must be done 2 hours prior to arrival.
  • If you have asthma , please bring your inhaler to surgery with you.
  • Wear no makeup the day of surgery.
  • Remove all nail polish before surgery.
  • Take off all jewelry including any body piercings prior to surgery.
  • Do not wear contacts to surgery.
  • Bring POA/Living Will if you have one to surgery.
  • If home care is ordered by your doctor, it will be set up prior to your surgery.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing to the surgery center.
  • Have you family dress warm because it is cool in the surgery center.
  • If you become ill prior to surgery, please call and notify the surgery center at 239-337-7874.
  • Bring you ID and insurance card with you.