Please read and follow these instructions in preparation for your surgery at the James E. Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center:
Unless your physician tells you differently, you should not have anything to eat or drink including water, gum, or breath mints after midnight before your procedure. Directions about clear liquids (including water) will be provided by the nurse at your pre-op visit or phone call. This restriction is for your safety. Refraining from eating after midnight lessens the risk of nausea and vomiting and other serious consequences. Your surgery may be canceled if you do not follow these instructions.
It is important that you bring your prescription and non-prescription medications with you the day of your surgery.
You must have a responsible party, 18 years of age or older, who must remain at DASC during your entire stay, drive you home from surgery, and assist you with postoperative instructions and care. Your procedure will be canceled if you cannot meet this requirement.
Call between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. the day before your surgery to receive your time of arrival.
Wear casual, loose-fitting clothes.
Notify your surgeon if you suspect you are pregnant. Anesthesia may be harmful to your pregnancy.
Notify your surgeon if you experience any health changes since your last office visit. High fever, colds, flu, or other signs of infection may require postponement of your surgery.
Wear your glasses instead of contact lenses and bring a case for them.
Bathe or shower the morning or evening before the surgery.
Bring your medical history, consent form, and insurance information with you to the surgery center.
No make-up, nail polish, hair products/treatments, or jewelry should be worn the day of surgery. All body piercings, including earrings, must be removed.
Unless instructed otherwise, do not drive for 24 hours after your procedure. Someone should remain with you during this period.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours before or after surgery
If a C-PAP machine has been prescribed for your use, you must use your C-PAP machine for at least 24 hours after your last narcotic use. The C-PAP machine must be worn after surgery even if you do not currently wear C-PAP.