The Day of Surgery


  • You may shower and brush your teeth. Do not use deodorant, perfume, cologne, after shave, creams or lotions the day of surgery. These items hold bacteria and increase the risk of infection.
  • Do not wear makeup or mascara.
  • Please take any medication your nurse has instructed you to take with a very small sip of water.
  • Please remove all jewelry and body piercing prior to your arrival to the hospital. This includes wedding rings.
  • Do not wear contact lenses day of surgery, bring glasses with a case which will prevent damage.
  • Wear clothing that is loose and comfortable, and appropriate for your surgery type.
  • Do not bring anything valuable to the hospital except yourself and your family!
  • Ladies do not bring your purse and men do not bring your wallet!
  • If you have Advance Directives, Power of Attorney or Guardianship papers….please bring them with you.
  • It is important to bring some type of Photo ID (driver’s license, state ID or passport) and your insurance card, or appropriate information for billing.
  • The hospital pharmacy now offers you the option of “First Fill”. Upon arrival our staff will ask you if you would be interested in having your prescriptions filled while you are in surgery. If you would like to participate in the “First Fill” your request will be initiated by hospital personnel, and the medication will be available for you at the time of discharge. Prescriptions may be purchased by an adult (18 years or older) with proof of age. If you plan to utilize First Fill, please remember co-pay may be needed for your prescription.
  • If you need directions to the hospital, please click here.
  • Outpatient patients are to report to the South Garden Entrance. If you are going to be staying overnight and arriving to the hospital after 6 a.m., please go to the North Orchard Entrance. This is for the convenience of your family when they leave the hospital.

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