If you are going to have surgery, a surgical pre-admission (SPA) will be scheduled for you anywhere from a week before to the day of your surgery. This is very important. We cannot do your surgery if you do not get your pre-admission testing done. Even if no tests are needed you still need to go to SPA to make sure everything is in order. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment please call to reschedule. Please remember to take your order sheet and all your medications, in their original bottles with you. Check in at Admissions in the main lobby.
MEDICATIONS BEFORE SURGERY:
10 days prior to surgery stop taking Trental (pentoxifylline). This medication causes bleeding.
7 days prior to surgery stop taking: Anti-inflammatory or anti-arthritis medication (such as Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Naprosyn, Mobic, etc.), Aspirin, BC Powder, Coumadin, Plavix, and ALL Herbal or ‘Natural’ Medications.This includes Garlic, Ginger, Ginko, Vitamin E, etc. These medications cause bleeding.
THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY:
DO NOT eat or drink anything after midnight (except approved medications with small sips of water). Get a good night’s rest. DO NOT SMOKE.
THE DAY OF SURGERY:
Please check in at admissions in the main lobby at the hospital you will have your surgery on time. Bring all appropriate insurance information and your prescription medications in their original bottles. The time your surgery is scheduled is only an estimate. The actual time you have surgery depends on many factors that can not be predicted with absolute certainty so bring something to read or do while you are waiting.
Remember to shower the morning of surgery and wash your surgical site well with soap and water. Please bring ALL your medications to the hospital with you.
Take your regular medications with small sips of water except those listed above. If you are not sure, do not take it. If you use Insulin and take less than 10 units in the AM then do not take any. If you use 10 or more units of Insulin in the morning than take half your regular dose.
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