More procedures are done in a day surgery outpatient setting these days due to convenience, which contributes to a less stressful overall experience. This option allows our patients who prefer to convalesce after a procedure in their homes instead of the hospital.
At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we understand that surgery can be a stressful time. Our surgeons will take the time to go over all questions you may have. Our team desires the best surgical outcome for our patients, and you have a part to play by considering a few pre-surgery day suggestions.
Arrange to have a responsible adult who is at least 18 years of age drive you to and from surgery. We recommend that a person stays with you for 24 to 48 hours after the surgery. If you are unaccompanied on the day of surgery, your surgery may be rescheduled or canceled.
Plan to leave valuables, large amounts of cash, credit cards and jewelry at home. Avoid bringing any sort of baggage or valuables with you. Have storage cases for contacts, glasses, dentures and other items during surgery.
If you are not feeling well the night before or the day of surgery, call our office. Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians will answer all your questions ahead of time at your pre-op office visit, enabling you for the best outcome of your surgery.
What Not to Do Before Surgery
Follow physician instructions about which medications you are allowed to take and not take. This includes no smoking, eating or drinking anything, including water, candy, gum, mints and lozenges after midnight on the night before surgery. If you do not follow these instructions, your surgery may be canceled or delayed.
What to Expect
Your surgeon’s office will call you the day before surgery. Carefully follow your doctor’s instructions about fasting. Be careful not to swallow water when brushing your teeth; your stomach needs to be empty to prevent vomiting during and after surgery.
You can trust the compassion and expertise of all our team members at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians for a successful surgery experience. Do not hesitate to call the office if you have any further questions regarding your upcoming surgery.
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