How To Prepare For Surgery

What do I need to bring the day of my procedure?

Surgical Patients

  • Please bring insurance information and ID.
  • Make sure you have a responsible driver to take you home (cannot be public transportation).
  • Bring glasses, if needed.
  • Bring guardianship papers, if applicable.
  • Bring an interpreter with you, if needed.
  • Do NOT wear nail polish, and remove all jewelry prior to arrival.
  • You will be called the day before your procedure with the time and prep instructions.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to get into after your surgery.
  • All valuables should be left at home, including jewelry.
  • Contact lenses may NOT be worn during surgery. Please bring your lens case.

GI Patients

  • Please bring insurance information and ID.
  • Make sure you have a responsible driver to take you home (cannot be public transportation).
  • Bring glasses, if needed.
  • Bring guardianship papers, if applicable.
  • Bring an interpreter with you, if needed.
  • You will be called the day before your procedure with the time and prep instructions.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to get into after your surgery.
  • All valuables should be left at home, including jewelry.
  • Contact lenses may NOT be worn during surgery. Please bring your lens case.

All Pediatric Patients

  • A parent or legal guardian is required to stay at the Center for the duration of the child's stay, until discharge.
  • Siblings are NOT allowed in PACU. Please bring another parent or adult to stay with other children.
  • Please bring a sippy cup, extra diaper, toy, etc. for younger patients.