Please visit our new patient guide that details everything you need to do before your first visit.
Please bring all relevant X-Rays, CT's, MRIs, list of all medications, insurance card, and your referring doctor's name to your appointment.
Someone from the surgery center or hospital will call you to discuss pre-operative instructions. They usually include the following:
Arrive promptly at the time specified by the surgery scheduler. If you are having surgery at an outpatient surgery center, you will usually be asked to arrive one hour before your scheduled surgery. Times may differ if you will be admitted to the hospital prior to surgery. Most pre-operative blood, lab or paper work is preformed prior to the day of your surgery.
Bathe or shower the morning of surgery but do not apply any makeup. Wear low heeled, comfortable shoes and loose, comfortable clothing such as t-shirts, button-down shirts, sweat pants or baggy shorts that will fit over bandages or dressings following surgery. Do not wear contact lenses or jewelry.