What to Bring
Proof of insurance
Two forms of identification (ID)
A form of payment (if you owe a copay)
Cases for glasses, hearing aids, etc.
The Day of Your Procedure
• Cervical collars, braces, crutches, walkers, cane, etc., as instructed by your physician • A list of your home medications that you can leave with the medical facility (do not bring the actual medication unless otherwise instructed)
Do not shave the operative area.
Eating & Drinking In general, you will be advised to stop
Do not apply lotions, makeup, nail polish, hair spray, perfume, cologne, or false eyelashes.
eating and drinking at specific times before your procedure. You should confirm any instructions for eating and drinking with your surgeon and anesthesia team. If your surgery is in the afternoon or evening, please ask your care team about having a light breakfast.
• Portable oxygen device, CPAP or BiPAP machine (including mask and tubing), if applicable
• Pacemaker or internal defibrillator card, if applicable
Remove ALL jewelry and body piercings.
• The responsible adult who will drive you home and stay to support you for at least the first 24 hours after your procedure
You may brush your teeth, but do not swallow any water.
Follow all medication instructions given by your surgeon/facility.
Remove contacts and wear glasses, as needed.
Avoid bringing anything valuable to the medical facility unless you have someone to hold it for you. Each facility is different and there may not be a safe place to store items such as your purse/wallet or phone during your procedure.
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