Pre-Op Instructions

SCHEDULING YOUR SURGERY:

  • The surgeon's medical assistant will schedule your surgery. It is sometimes necessary to have a medical clearance before your surgery will be scheduled. The medical assistant will inform you if medical clearance is necessary
  • Contact your insurance company to identify any out of pocket expenses associated with your surgery

 

7 DAYS PRIOR TO SURGERY:

  • Stop all medications that can increase bleeding unless otherwise instructed by     your physician
  • Attend your pre-registration appointment with the hospital (Please bring your insurance cards)
  • Confirm your arrival time to the hospital at your pre-registration appointment

 

WITHIN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO SURGERY:

  • Prepare your home for your return from the hospital
  • Make plans for someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery
  • Schedule your first postoperative outpatient physical therapy appointment (407-303-4003) if you have been given a prescription for physical therapy

 

THE DAY BEFORE SURGERY:

  • Have your prescriptions filled prior to your surgery, if prescriptions have been given to you
  • Be sure you have enough ice to load into the cryo-cuff the patient will go home with after surgery
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight unless your surgeon has instructed you to take your blood pressure or pain medication on the morning of surgery with a sip of water

 

THE DAY OF SURGERY:

  • Arrive to the hospital on time and report to the surgical unit on the 3rd floor or the ambulatory surgical center as directed
  • Have a friend of family member available to transport you home