During Your Stay

Preparing for surgery can feel overwhelming or scary if you don’t know what to expect. You may have some unanswered questions and worries that make you feel this way. Knowing what to expect will help you feel less nervous and more in control.

Shower the morning of or the night before with an antibacterial soap (i.e. Dial, Lever). Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes, no jeans, and easy to slip on shoes. Please leave your valuables and jewelry at home, including body piercings. Do not wear makeup and if you wear contact lenses or glasses, please bring a case with you. We provide containers for removable dentures and bridgework. If your child is having surgery you may bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket. Women of childbearing years will need to give a urine sample for a pregnancy test preoperatively. Bring your driver’s license (or picture ID), insurance card, and any payment that the front desk has already notified you to provide. Bring your patient forms you have downloaded and filled out prior to arrival.

All patients receiving sedation or anesthesia are required to have a responsible adult present at the facility to drive them home and someone to remain with them for the first 24 hours after surgery.

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