Pre-operative Information

Tests Prior to and the Day of Surgery

If your physician orders lab tests to be completed prior to surgery, you will need to arrange for them to be performed at your primary care physician’s office or an outside laboratory approved by your insurance company. Our center does not perform these tests. A pregnancy test will be performed on all women of child bearing age on the day of surgery.


We recommend drinking plenty of fluids the evening prior to your procedure. Please do not eat or drink, smoke or chew tobacco after midnight the night before your scheduled procedure, this includes candy, mints and gum. Do not drink alcoholic beverages the night before your procedure. Failure to follow these instructions may result in cancellation of your procedure.


Please wear comfortable, loose clothing the day of surgery. For patients having upper body/hand procedures, please wear a loose button up short sleeve shirt. For patients having lower body procedures, please wear above the knee shorts or a skirt.

Please do not wear nail polish, makeup, lotion, jewelry, watches, or body piercings the day of surgery.

Please do not bring any valuables with you. The surgery center is not responsible for any lost or misplaced items.

Please bathe or shower the night before or the morning of your scheduled procedure.


We require that you make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you the first night following your procedure. We further require that your ride remains in the facility during your stay.

For your safety, if you are unable to make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you, your procedure will be cancelled or rescheduled.

Post-operative Information

Your physician will provide discharge instructions regarding diet, rest, exercise, and medications which will be reviewed with you and the responsible adult driving you home.

We recommend that you do not operate heavy equipment, sign important papers, make significant decisions, or drink alcoholic beverages for the first 24 hours after your procedure.

If you have any unexpected conditions or problems, please contact your physician’s office immediately, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.