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Surgery Packing List

Have you thought about what to pack for your upcoming surgery? Here is a list of items you will want to make sure to bring with you on surgery day to make it as efficient and comfortable as possible.

  • List of all medications and doses
  • All actual medications including any OTC medications, home medications, and medications prescribed by Patient Navigator during joint camp in their original, labeled bottles along with the booklet
  • Healthcare directive
  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card
  • Toiletries
  • Hearing aids (if applicable)
  • Glasses or contacts case/solution (if applicable)
  • Comfortable clothing with elastic waistbands, preferably gym shorts or sweats
  • Assistive devices (if recommended by your provider)
  • Solid, well-fitting tennis shoes
  • Cell phone/iPad with charger
  • Book

Coordinating transportation & care after surgery

It is also essential to remember to arrange for a friend, family member, or other caregiver to drive you home once discharged, and to have a responsible adult available to help care for you for the first 24 hours in your home.