Read some common questions from patients scheduled for surgery.

Will I continue to take my medications before my surgery?

Your physician will make recommendations prior to surgery.

What if I get sick?

Notify your physician if you have a fever that lasts longer than 24 hours or if you develop flu-like symptoms.

Can I eat and drink before my surgery?

The evening before your surgery, eat a light dinner and do not drink alcoholic beverages. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery, or as instructed by your doctor.  This includes water, chewing gum, and mints.

What about driving home after surgery?

You will not be able to drive yourself home following surgery. Make arrangements with a responsible adult to take you home. You should not drive until your doctor gives you clearance.

Prior to my scheduled surgery date, will I need Pre-Admission Testing (PAT)?

It is recommended you have Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) performed 2 to 10 days previous to your surgery. Your physician will order certain tests, determined by your medical condition, the procedure, and your age. The testing appointments last usually less than an hour, and are important in making sure both you and you doctor are prepared.

Where ​can I find directions to the hospital?

Visit the Our Locations page for more information.