Preparing For Outpatient Surgery

Preparing for outpatient surgery you will be given instructions for the day of your surgery. Be sure to follow them carefully. Not following instructions may result in a delay or cancellation of your surgery. The following points are coming acquirements but should not be used to substitute your doctor‘s instructions,

You may be required to stop drinking or eating after midnight the night before your surgery.

  • If you were told to take any medications the day of surgery take it with a small sip of water
  • When brushing your teeth, rinse your mouth out with water but do not drink the water.
  • Shower the night before and the morning of surgery with antiseptic soap.
  • Do not use any perfume, cologne, deodorant or powder.
  • Remove all jewelry and keep valuables at home.
  • We are comfortable, losse, clean clothing
  • If you wear contact lenses or glasses, bring a case with you as he won’t be permitted to wear your lenses into surgery.
  • If possible make sure your surgeon marks area that will be operated on.

What to discuss before surgery
Outpatient surgery refers to patients who have surgery and get to return home on the same day. This allows patients to rest and recover in the comfort of their own home. Nonetheless, it’s critical to be an important participate in your health care to prevent complications. The preparation for surgery starts with a thorough discussion with your doctor and or surgeon.

Topics that should be reviewed include:

  • Previous surgeries: discussed complications as your response to having anesthesia
  • Current medications: discuss prescription medications over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal remedies.
  • Health conditions: how will they affect surgery. These include: Allergies, diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, anxiety, heart problems, etc.
  • Discuss if you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant or if you’re breastfeeding.
  • Discuss any alcohol usage, drug abuse or if you smoke.
  • Communicate any concerns.
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