Preparing for Surgery
You will receive a call from Pre-admission Testing department regarding your surgery. The nurse will ask you questions about your past medical history, medications you are currently taking, and give you important information for your upcoming surgery.
It is would be extremely helpful if you would complete the online questionnaire. If you have not done so please click here. You will need to click on “First Time User” which will ask you to create a user name and password (please save your user name and password). This form will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. If you are unable to complete information online, a nurse will be contacting you by phone to obtain your health information. If a nurse from the hospital has taken your medical history by phone, there will be no need to complete the online form.
Any questions regarding your online health history please call 248-937-3394. Our office hours are 8:00 a. m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or leave a message anytime.
- It is extremely important that you make arrangements for a responsible adult to accompany you to the hospital and stay in the hospital during your out-patient surgery. Also plan to have to have a responsible adult stay overnight with you the day of surgery. If this is not possible, your surgery date maybe changed or cancelled. This is for your safety.
- If you become ill, fever 101, productive cough, cold symptoms, rash or any significant changes in your health, please notify your phsycain.
- Follow the instructions given to you by your surgeons’ office, if you have questions please call their office for clarification.
- It is a general recommendation to stop ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, and Naproxen, 7 days prior to your surgery. These drugs increase bleeding. If your surgeon has given you alternate instruction….please follow your surgeons advice.
- If you take blood thinning drugs (aspirin, Coumadin, Pletal, Plavix, or similar drugs) please talk with the ordering physician and surgeon regarding the treatment plan specific for you. Many patients cannot just stop these drugs; please do not stop without your doctor’s advice!
- No Herbal medication or vitamins for two weeks prior to surgery.
- No Marijuana use for 4 days prior to surgery.
- Huron Valley Sinai Hospital offers a Pediatric Tour of the Pre-op Unit M-F. A nurse will phone you to obtain your child’s medical history. If you are interested in the tour please let the nurse know. Another nurse will phone you usually within 1 or 2 business days to make arrangements. This visit will allow your child to see the facility, ask questions, and help lessen anxiety the day of surgery.
- Appropriate ages for the tour are 4-12 years of age.
- If your child is having surgery please feel free to bring a clean stuffed animal, blanket or favorite toy. Familiar items will be comforting to your child. If you have a very young child, please bring extra pair of underpants or diaper, also bring a bottle or sippy cup if appropriate.
- Parents are encouraged to have a light meal in the am, and wear layered clothing; this will prevent you from experiencing hypoglycemia and overheating the day of surgery. It can very stressful for parents when their children go through the surgical process. Please let us know how we may help you and your child.
The Day before surgery
- You will be given this telephone number to call the business day before your surgery. This is to confirm your arrival time to the hospital. If we don’t receive a call from you by 4:30 pm the day prior, someone from the hospital will call you with the arrival time. Please Call 248-937-3482 between 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. the business day before surgery.
- No smoking the day before and day of surgery. Smoking inhibits your body’s ability to heal.
- NO Alcoholic beverages for 48 hours before your surgery. Alcohol causes you to bleed longer and delays your healing time.
- If you have been instructed to use a special soap prior to surgery, please follow the directions given.
- It is suggested that you have a light dinner the evening before your surgery.
- You are not to have anything to eat or drink after midnight prior to surgery. This includes water, chewing gum, and/or hard candy. If your nurse has given special instructions for medications, please follow them as directed.
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