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How do I prepare for surgery?

Our checklist walks you through the basic steps to take to be prepared for your surgery.

We’ve brought together the basics of what you’ll need to do to be best prepared for surgery. Your physician may have specialized instructions for you, and if they are different from what you read here, follow the surgeon’s directions instead.

As soon as surgery is scheduled:

At any time:

Contact your surgeon if you have any change in your condition – such as a cold, fever, or an important change in the condition that you are having surgery.

Seven days prior to surgery (or less):

One to two days prior:

If you haven’t heard from one of our nurses a day prior to surgery, reach out to a nurse at your surgery center location:

24 hours before surgery:

Day of surgery: