On the day before your surgery, a Preoperative nurse will call you with your time of arrival and specific instructions
pertaining to your surgery. If you have not received a phone call
by 2 pm the day before surgery, please call a member of our staff at 302-633-9873. Please arrive approximately one hour and 15
minutes before your surgery. If you find that you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please
contact your surgeon’s office.
Please follow the guidelines below:
The night before your surgery, do not eat or drink anything after midnight. This includes hard candy and chewing gum.
If you have been instructed to take your morning medications, take them only with a sip of water.
Please leave all valuables, jewelry, money and body piercings at home.
Bathe or shower to minimize the risk of infection. If you are having an early morning procedure, you may bathe or shower the night before.
For your comfort, wear loose fitting clothing that is easily removed and foldable. Wear shoes with low heels.
Do not wear contact lenses. Bring your glasses, hearing aids and dentures with their cases for storage.
Please remove nail polish.
Women of childbearing age will be given a urine pregnancy test the day of surgery. If there is a possibility of pregnancy, please inform us.
Bring x-rays that your doctor has instructed you to bring.
Bring a list of all medications which you are taking, their dosage and frequency.
If you are having Anesthesia, please have a responsible adult drive you to the Center, plan on staying at the Center during your procedure and be able to drive you home when you are ready to be discharged. This policy is up to the discretion of your physician and should be discussed with them prior to your procedure. Failure to meet these guidelines could result in the cancellation of your procedure.
Notify your physician if you have any change in your physical condition.
Parents/guardians of minor patients must remain in the surgery center during the patient’s entire stay.
We ask that you leave children at home. Children are more comfortable in familiar surroundings with people they know. Children that are not patients are not permitted in the clinical areas.