Our qualified surgeons and nurses take pride in providing the exceptional and personalised surgical care in a convenient location. Please read the below information on preparing for your surgery or procedure.
Preoperative testing and labs
If your surgeon orders laboratory tests including an EKG or chest X-ray, please schedule and complete your preoperative tests at least two days prior to the day of your surgery. Routine hemoglobin tests may be performed on the day of your surgery.
Talk to your doctor or surgeon any medication you are currently taking, especially those for heart, diabetes or blood pressure problems. Also mention any over-the-counter drugs you are using such as aspirin, Tylenol, Advil or Motrin. Also notify your doctor of any herbal medications, supplements or remedies. Your doctor will give you instructions about taking any medications or supplements prior to surgery.
You should not drive yourself home after surgery. Anaesthesia often has lasting effects on the body. Please arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedure. For your safety and the safety of others around you, we will not permit you to leave alone.
The night before surgery
Do not eat anything after 10 p.m. the night before your surgery. Do not drink anything after midnight (including water) the night before your surgery unless you are directed to do so by your doctor. This includes hard candy, gum, mints, or prescription medications (unless ordered by your doctor). You may, however, brush your teeth and rinse out your mouth with water.
If the surgery patient is a child, please bring a comfort item (stuffed toy, blanket, etc.) with them on the day of surgery. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Proof of guardianship or medical power of attorney may be required. A parent must remain in the surgery center at all times while a minor patient is in the facility.
Post Surgery Recovery
While you are in recovery after surgery, nurses will monitor your breathing, blood pressure, heart rate and other vital signs until you are fully awake. Your nurse will ask you to explain if you have pain, where it hurts and what it feels like. Please try to be honest and specific when describing your pain. Your nurse may ask you to describe how much you hurt based on a scale of 0 to 10.
You will receive discharge instructions after your surgery from your doctor. Please be sure to have a complete understanding of these instructions.
Once at home, call your doctor immediately if you have difficulty breathing; excessive, persistent nausea or vomiting; fever and/or chills; unusual swelling or pain; or other complications that your doctor discussed with you.
Call 911 in the case of a life-threatening emergency.
You will receive a follow-up post operative call from your surgical nurse after your surgery.