What To Bring
Please bring your insurance card including pharmacy information and check in with the front desk upon your arrival. Worker’s compensation cases must provide all claim information, including date of injury. Identification bracelets are given to all patients; it is important to keep these bracelets on while at the center.
Instructions for personal care items:
If you are a diabetic, please consult with your primary physician regarding your insulin dosage for the day of the procedure. Please bring your insulin and diabetic supplies with you to have on hand.
If you use an inhaler, please bring it with you the day of surgery.
Please wear your hearing aids and bring a case for them.
Contacts are not permitted. If you typically wear contact lenses, please wear your glasses and bring your case with you.
If you use a CPAP machine at home, please bring it with you. (Check with the preadmission nurse during the phone call to see if it needs to be brought into the center or just available in the car.)
Please leave jewelry and valuables at home, including all body piercings.
Please do not wear make-up or nail polish on the day of your procedure.
You may brush your teeth the morning of your appointment. If you have dentures, you may wear them. Make sure to bring a container for them.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing that you will be able to easily slip off and on as well as fit over any bandages or slings that you may receive. Patients who have shoulder surgery find it easier to have clothes that button down the front and can go over their immobilizer.
You will be evaluated by your nurse, physician and anesthesiologist prior to your surgery to ensure a safe procedure.