Frequently Asked Questions

Please avoid all food and beverages—even water—from midnight on before your surgery. Otherwise, your procedure may need to be postponed. More specific directions may be given during a pre-operative phone call.

On the day of your surgery, be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing, making it easy to dress and undress yourself.

No. We strongly recommend you avoid smoking the day of surgery. Not only could it create complications with your anesthesia, but you could also experience a greater risk of nausea while recovering.

No. Please do not apply makeup the day of your surgery, and remove nail polish prior to your arrival.

Your doctor or a nurse will give you specific directions regarding your medications during a pre-operative phone call. Do not forget to mention any use of blood thinners (e.g. Plavix, Asprin, etc.) during pre-operative consultations.

Yes, you will. Due to anesthesia, you will not be permitted to drive for 24 hours after your surgery.

After changing, all of your belongings will be safely stored in the pre-operative area.


Remember to leave anything of value at home. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.