One to Two Weeks Prior to Surgery
Your physician will ask you to call your primary care physician to schedule an appointment if you have been directed to have a history and physical with labs and EKG if necessary. Please make arrangements with your primary care physician to have this done.
You will receive a phone call from our staff several days prior to surgery to go over instructions and to give you another opportunity to ask questions. If you happen to miss our call, please contact us at (402) 399-1952. Tours are available upon request.
- You will be instructed to discontinue all blood thinning agents and diet medications 1-2 weeks prior to your surgery.
- Call your physician if you develop a cold, fever, cough, or sore throat.
Day/Night Before Surgery
- Avoid alcoholic beverages or smoking 24 hours prior to surgery.
- Avoid wearing nail polish or heavy make-up.
- Leave valuables at home (money, jewelry, etc.).
An empty stomach is essential for safe anesthesiology and surgery. DO NOT eat or drink anything (including water, gum, or mints) after midnight the night before surgery.
Day of Surgery
- Please bring Insurance card and Picture ID to make your registration process go smoothly.
- Bring a list of your current medications.
- Bring a storage case for glasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids.
- Be sure to wear comfortable clothing.
If you are under the age of 19, your parent or guardian MUST be present BEFORE your surgery and sign a consent form in order for us to treat you. Also, You will need someone who is over 19 years of age to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours if you are having anesthesia. This is very important for your safety.
We will provide you with a patient gown, robe, and slippers. An anesthesiology staff member will meet with you to discuss the type of anesthesia you will have.
Occasionally, surgery may be delayed due to circumstances beyond our control. Should delays occur, we will keep you informed.