Getting Ready for Outpatient 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® for 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 the night before your
surgery. Don't swallow water in the morning when brushing your teeth.
_____ Shower the night before or the morning of surgery. Do not use any body lotions, powders, or perfumes after your shower.
_____ Remove all jewelry, piercings, make-up, nail polish and fake nails.
_____ Remove contact lenses. Wear glasses. Bring labeled glass case.
_____ Remove dentures. Let us know if you have loose teeth.
_____ Do not drive a car for 24 hours after surgery.
_____ Take pain medicine when pain first starts. Do not drive while taking
opioid pain medicine. It can make you drowsy.
You will meet with your doctor before your surgery. The doctor will answer any questions you may have. After surgery you will go to the recovery room for about 2 hours. Your doctor may have you stay for the night if there are any concerns.
Please call your clinic if you have any questions.
UW Health West OB/GYN Clinic: (608) 265-7601 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm)
UW Health East OB/GYN Clinic: (608) 265-1230 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm)
After Hours: Call (608) 265-7601. Ask for OB/GYN doctor on call.
The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
Last Updated: 02/18/2011
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