DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE. This is vitally important, and failure to comply could result in complications and may result in postponement of your procedure.
If you experience any health changes between your recent visit to your doctor and the day of your procedure, notify your doctor. Please report even minor changes such as an elevated temperature, cough or cold.
If you suspect that you are pregnant, please notify your doctor.
For your own safety and protection, you will not be allowed to drive a motor vehicle following your procedure. Please make arrangements to have someone bring you and escort you home from our center.
Day of Procedure Preparation
Bathe or shower and brush your teeth the morning of your procedure. Mascara, make-up, lipstick, nail polish and contact lenses should be removed.
Dress comfortably. Tight-fitting clothing may feel restrictive following some procedures. In addition, the surgery center maintains cooler temperatures, so you may want to wear something to keep you warm.
Please leave all valuables at home including jewelry, wallets and purses – BUT DON’T FORGET YOUR INSURANCE CARD(S) AND PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION!
Limit the number of people accompanying you. We request only one guest to maximize the comfort of everyone waiting.
After Your Procedure
Your physician will provide post-procedure instructions regarding diet, rest and medication. The East West Surgery Center will provide you with a written summary of these instructions.
Plan to have someone stay with you for 24 hours following your procedure, and pamper yourself during this time.
Since it is normal to feel drowsy after receiving anesthetic medications, we also recommend that you postpone the following activities for 24 hours after discharge:
Driving and operating equipment
Signing important papers
Making significant decisions
Drinking alcoholic beverages
If you still have questions after you have read this information, please do not hesitate to call us at 904.272.2020