Do I need to do anything special the day or night before surgery?
Someone from the surgery center or hospital will call you to discuss pre-operative instructions. They usually include the following:
- Follow your doctor’s orders regarding the taking of any medications the night before or the day of your surgery.
- Refrain from smoking after midnight the day of your surgery.
- Notify your surgeon if there is any change in your physical condition, such as a cold, fever or flu symptom.
- If there is a chance you are pregnant, please notify your surgeon immediately.