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Telephone: (303) 762-0808
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Telephone: (303) 762-0808
Fax: (303) 762-9292
TollFree: 1-866-971-7940
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3277 S Lincoln St.
Englewood CO 80113

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Preparing for Surgery: The Day Before

We encourage all of our patients at CCSI to prepare very thoroughly for their surgery. In our article Preparing for Surgery: Tests and Tips we provide detailed information about how to begin to prepare many weeks before your surgery. In the article that follows, we give an overview of the steps to take the day before your procedure.

ii. The Day Before Surgery

The medical team will give you personalized instructions regarding preparing for the surgery. In general, most patients are instructed to observe the following directions starting 24 hours before the surgery.

  • Eat nothing (solid foods) after midnight the night before your surgery. We allow drinking clear liquids up to eight (8)AM if your surgery is scheduled for after 3PM that day. If you are a diabetic, talk to your doctor at CCSI as to when to stop eating prior to surgery.
  • If you take medications on a daily basis, discuss the timing of when you should stop these prior to surgery with your physician. Especially important are such medications as blood thinners such as coumadin, or medications for high blood pressure, heart arrhythmias or diabetes.
  • If you become ill prior to your surgery (cold, fever, flu, etc.), it is essential that you please call your physician immediately. " If you are scheduled for outpatient surgery, please arrange transportation home. You will not be permitted to drive yourself home.
  • Please leave your valuables at home (money, credit cards, jewelry, etc.).

  • Make-up should be kept to a minimum. Avoid mascara or body lotions.
  • Bring all forms from your physician's office as instructed. This will include your signed consent forms and insurance information as well as the information described under Paperwork in the article Preparing for Surgery: Tests and Tips.
  • If you wear glasses, contacts, a hearing aide, or dentures, please bring them with their storage case.
  • Wear clothing that will be comfortable and easy for you to put on following surgery, including sturdy, flat, shoes.
  • Visits by family or friends prior to the surgery will be limited in the pre-op holding area.
 
 

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