Getting Ready for Inpatient Surgery
Type of Surgery: _____________________________________________
Date of Surgery: _____________________________________________
The hospital staff will call you the day before to let you know the time to arrive.
_____ You must arrange for an adult to drive you home and stay with you that
_____ No aspirin or Advil® or 7 days before surgery. Tylenol® may be used
instead as needed.
_____ No alcohol for 24 hours before surgery.
_____ Please call your clinic to report any cold, fever or illness.
_____ Do not eat or drink anything after midnight. Do not swallow water
when brushing your teeth in the morning.
_____Remove all jewelry, piercings, make-up, nail polish, and fake nails.
_____ Remove contact lenses. Wear glasses. Bring a labeled glasses case.
_____ Remove dentures. Let us know if you have loose teeth.
_____ Do not drive a car for 24 hours.
_____ Take pain medicine when pain first starts. Do not drive while taking
opioid pain medicine. It can make you drowsy.
Please feel free to call your clinic with any questions.
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Madison, WI 53715
The Spanish version of this HFFY is #7430
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Last Updated: 09/29/2012
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