What should I bring to outpatient surgery?
Bring the following items with you for your time at the hospital or outpatient facility:
- Insurance card.
- Photo ID.
- Any co-payments you still need to make.
- Cane, crutch or walker if you used one before surgery.
- Your caregiver and general practitioner’s contact information.
- The medication you usually take and the list of doses.
What should I wear to hospital after surgery?
Comfortable loose-fitting clothes and cotton underpants; waistbands should be loose and comfortable. Glasses case or contact lenses case and supplies, if you wear them. Inhaler, if you have asthma (Leave all other medications at home) Toothbrush and toothpaste.
Should I bring phone to surgery?
Since many rely on cell phones for communication and information storage, you may bring your cell phone with you. However, be prepared to leave it with your accompanying adult or have it turned off during your time in the facility.
What should you not do before surgery?
What Not to Do: Do not smoke, eat, or drink anything, including water, candy, gum, mints and lozenges after midnight on the night before surgery. If you do not follow these instructions, your surgery may be cancelled or delayed. Do not shave your surgical area before your procedure.
Can I wear a bra in surgery?
Whether you’re having breast reconstruction, augmentation, reduction or chest surgery, a supportive, wirefree bra will provide the gentle compression, support and breathability that will help your surgery site heal without any irritation.
How should I wear my hair for surgery?
Also, makeup, hair products and nail polish can be flammable and should not be worn when you are having surgery. Hair—If you have long hair, consider putting it into a braid or a ponytail, or bring an elastic band with you so that you can tie your hair back once you get to the hospital.
Should I shave my pubic area before surgery?
Do not shave or wax any area on your body for a week before surgery (legs, bikini, underarms, etc.). Shaving can nick the skin and increase the risk of wound infection. If hair needs to be removed, it will be done at the hospital. 2.
What if I have my period during surgery?
Don’t worry – It’s okay if you have your period the day of your surgery or while you are in the hospital! This will not cause your surgery to be cancelled. Most likely you won’t be allowed to wear a tampon while in surgery. Instead, you will be given a pad to wear.
What should I eat to prepare for surgery?
It is recommended to maintain a clear liquid diet the day before the surgery, here are some of the liquids allowed:
- Clear broths (chicken or beef)
- Juices (apple or cider)
- White grape juice.
- Tea (with no milk or honey)
- Coffee (no milk or creamer)
- Jell-O (without fruit/no red Jell-O)
- Popsicles (without fruit/cream)
Can you wear toe nail polish during surgery?
Remove any finger or toe nail polish or artificial nails. Artificial nails also may be subject to infection, Perkins says. Unpolished nails are important because during anesthesia your oxygen is monitored by your nail beds. Polished nail beds could result in inaccurate oxygen levels readings.
Can I use my phone after surgery?
Since your eyes are still healing, they will be especially sensitive in the first 24 hours after the LASEK procedure. Because of this, it’s recommended to wait at least 24 hours before using your phone, computer, tablet or watching TV.