Please follow these instructions to ensure a safe and on time surgery. Call with questions.

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the evening before surgery. We will inform you of any exceptions to this rule. Do not drink any alcoholic beverages 24 hours before surgery.
  • Take any medications for your heart, blood pressure or lungs that you usually take before coming to the surgery center BUT with a VERY small amount of water. Take any diabetic medications as directed by your doctor or the surgery center nurse who will be discussing you condition with the anesthesia provider.
  • Your surgeon will provide you with detailed information about your surgery. If you have questions, please ask.
  • Prepare to arrive at the center at least 1 hour before your surgery.
  • You will sign a surgical consent form before surgery. Minors must have a parent/authorized representative sign a consent prior to
  • surgery. We request that the parent or authorized representative remain at CCSC during surgery.
  • Patients are not permitted to leave CCSC alone. You must have a responsible adult with you - someone who can ensure your safe arrival home and can provide care for you throughout the 24 hours following surgery. If you haven't made these arrangements your procedure may be cancelled.
  • Please limit the number of family members at the Surgery Center.
  • If you think you might be pregnant, please contact your surgeon or obstetrician before undergoing any surgical procedures. Medications and anesthesia may be harmful to a fetus, especially in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. CCSC requires pregnancy testing before surgery for all women of childbearing age (if reproductive organs are intact).
  • Do not smoke, chew gum or tobacco after midnight the night before your procedure. These activities cause increased stomach secretions and this could increase your chances for post-anesthesia nausea.
  • Bathe the night before, or the morning of your procedure. This is not necessary for small children. Do not wear contact lenses, makeup, or jewelry (including all body or tongue jewelry).
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat-heeled shoes. Make sure that you can get sleeves and pants back on if there is a bulky dressing.
  • If you wear dentures, they may be removed in the operating room but will be returned to you as soon as possible after surgery.
  • Notify your surgeon of any change in your physical condition (cold or fever) or if you have been exposed to any communicable diseases before surgery.
  • It is recommended that a responsible adult remain in the facility waiting area during your surgery, so we can be sure they have the opportunity to speak with the physician following the procedure, if that is your desire.