What you need to know for the day of your surgery

During your pre-operative (pre-op) call with our Nursing Staff, you will be instructed regarding what medications to take. You may also be asked to bring your home medications with you.

Do NOT eat or drink ANYTHING after midnight. Do NOT chew gum or eat candy on the day of your surgery.

Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

Make plans to have someone take you home and a responsible adult to stay with you for 24 hours after your procedure. For your safety, you will NOT be allowed to go home by bus or taxi.

Pediatric Patients
Your child may bring a security item (a special blanket or stuffed animal) and a favorite sippy cup or bottle to drink from after his/her procedure. As soon as the patient is aware and alert, parents will be allowed to stay with the child in the recovery area once the child leaves the post-operative area (PACU).

How to Prepare for Your Operative Procedure

Your doctor may have you complete a pre-op visit for a nursing assessment, labs, x-rays, and/or an EKG at the hospital before the day of your procedure. If tests are not ordered by your doctor, one of our nurses will call you the one to three days before your surgery to get information about your past medical history.

If your surgery requires a pre-op appointment, our nursing staff will contact you to schedule your visit and answer any questions you may have. Although an appointment is not necessary, you may have to wait upon arrival if one is not scheduled. If our hours of operation do not fit your needs, please call and we will arrange a time that fits into your schedule. To contact us, you may call: 985-690-8200 during hours of operation. If you are directed to a voice mail, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Pre-Op Hours of Operation
Pre-Op appointments are generally scheduled Monday – Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.