Before your Surgery
Pre-operative Phone Calls
A nurse will call you 2-3 days before your procedure to gather important information about your medical history and current health status including what medications you are taking. She will also give you pre-op instructions that you must follow.
The day before your procedure a nurse will call with your time of arrival. Please note that due to changes in the schedule, your arrival time may change. We do our best to mitigate the impact of last minute changes but it is not always possible.
Before your Procedure
Don't drink alcohol for 24 hours before your procedure.
Don't smoke after midnight the night before your procedure.
Don't take medication containing aspirin for 24 hours before your procedure unless directed to do so by your physician.
Failure to follow any of these instructions could result in your procedure being postponed or cancelled by the anesthesiologist.