Preparing for Surgery
Your physician will discuss your operation with you during your office visit. Your surgical procedure will be scheduled by your physician. Please be sure to tell your doctor about any existing medical conditions and any medication that you are currently taking.
You must make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours after your surgery. A parent or legal guardian must accompany patients under the age of 18. Legal guardians must provide proof of guardianship. Someone must be here at all times.
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery unless your doctor or anesthesiologists direct otherwise. This includes coffee, tea, water, ice, hard candy, gum, mints, cigarettes and chewing tobacco. Aspiration of stomach contents during surgery could be life threatening.
Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours before and after your surgery.
You may brush your teeth or rinse your mouth the day of the surgery, provided nothing is swallowed.
If you take insulin or any other routine medication, your doctor or anesthesiologist will tell you how to take your medication the day of surgery.
If you take a blood thinner, please notify your surgeon when scheduling your procedure.
You may take your normal heart, blood pressure, breathing or seizure medication the morning of surgery with a small sip of water.
Be aware of changes in your physical condition, such as a sore throat or a cold prior to surgery. CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF CHANGES OCCUR.
If your baby, under two years of age, is having surgery, please check with us for special instructions.
You will receive a phone call from a member of our nursing staff to complete a preoperative health assessment (click here to download). If for some reason we are not able to reach you, please contact us at 307-577-2950. It is very important that we speak with you before surgery.
Patients may be contacted by the patient's new account representative to review health insurance and payment terms.