The Day of Your Surgery
Transformations Surgery Center, Inc.
What to Do
On the day of your cosmetic surgery, wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes that slide on and off. A shirt that has buttons may be preferable. Leave all valuables and jewelry at home and do not wear make-up or nail polish. Also, do not wear contact lenses. Wear your glasses instead.
Be sure to follow instructions provided by our staff and your surgeon regarding eating, drinking or taking medications prior to your procedure.
What to Bring
Bring the following items to Transformations Surgery Center, Inc.:
- Insurance card
- Patient folder and information
- Photo ID
- Medication your surgeon prescribed for post-operative pain control
- Blanket and pillow to keep in the car for the ride home
When to Arrive
Expect to arrive 1-2 hours before your procedure is scheduled. The length of time spent with us varies due to the types of surgery being performed. Please ask your nurse to estimate your length of stay, which includes the time spent preparing for the surgery, the actual surgery procedure and your recovery from surgery.
Checking In at Transformations Surgery Center, Inc.
Check in for your procedure at the UW Health Transformations Surgery Center waiting room desk.
A nurse will prepare you for your procedure and explain what to expect during your stay. An anesthesiologist and your surgeon will visit you in the pre-op area before you are taken to the operating room.
Waiting Room Accommodations
Your designated driver, friend or family member is encouraged to wait in the UW Health Transformations Surgery Center waiting room. This person will be informed of the outcome of your procedure and given further instructions for your home care.
Please bring only one driver, friend or family member, since there is limited space in the waiting room. Because hours spent waiting can be stressful, we request that you make child care arrangements rather than bring children with you.
Transformations Surgery Center, Inc., is a joint venture of the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, Inc., and Meriter Hospital, Inc., with both owners setting high standards for patient care and safety in Wisconsin’s greater Madison area.