Day of Surgery: What to Expect

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
  • Insurance Card
  • Photo ID
  • Escort
  • Medication List
  • Advanced Directive/Living Will


WHAT CAN I EAT OR DRINK?

Ophthalmology:

  • You are allowed to drink clear liquids up until 2 hours before your procedure this includes: black coffee, apple juice, water, or clear sodas. This does not include milk in your coffee.
  • You may not eat anything past midnight, UNLESS, your procedure is scheduled past 1pm. If so, you may have toast before 8am, and clear liquids up until 2 hours prior to your procedure as described above.


    Plastics & Other Surgeries:

  • You may not eat anything past midnight, UNLESS, your procedure is scheduled past 1pm. If so, you may have toast before 8am, and clear liquids up until 2 hours prior to your procedure as described above.

    WHAT MEDICATIONS SHOULD I TAKE?

    It is very important to take all medications in the morning, as prescribed by your physician. You may take these meds with a small sip of water. Do not hold any medications unless advised by your physician. Anticoagulants such as aspirin can affect bleeding on the day of surgery. Please check with your physician prior to surgery about anticoagulants.

    WHAT IF I HAVE DIABETES?

    Please take your regular medications and drink clear liquids up until 2 hours prior to your procedure (unless otherwise instructed by your physician).