What recommendations do you have for me the morning of my surgery?
Give yourself plenty of time so that you are not rushed. You may be nervous and surgery can be stressful. There is no need for additional stress.
I suggest that the night before your surgery, you organize all the things that you wish or need to bring to the surgical facility and place them all together so that you do not need to look for them the day of surgery. Don’t forget your insurance card and a photo ID.
It is a good idea to make sure that you bring a copy of the address of the surgical facility and if needed a print out of the directions to the facility. I also suggest bringing the surgical facility’s phone number with you in case you get lost or are running late.
You may shower the morning of the surgery. Please do not apply any post shower lotions or powders, however.
It is recommended that you not wear any make-up, metal clips in your hair or jewelry. In fact, I would leave all valuables at home.
I suggest wearing loose, comfortable clothing.
Remember to follow the “no eating or drinking rules” that were given to you by the surgical facility.