PREPARING FOR SURGERY

Your physician will discuss your operation with you during your office visit, and your surgical appointment will be scheduled at that time. Please be sure to tell your doctor about any medications that you are currently taking.

Once your procedure is scheduled please go to www.onemedicalpassport.com to complete the pre-operative medical questionnaire. Closer to your scheduled appointment, you will receive a phone call to review your health history and give you additional information.

If you have had any pre-operative tests, please ask your physician to fax or send the reports to us (Attn: Pre-Op Nurse) prior to your arrival. Our fax number is 785-832-2029.

Before your surgery, you should follow these important safety rules. If you do not follow these guidelines, your operation may have to be delayed or cancelled.

- Make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you home after surgery. Taxi transportation is allowed only for those patients accompanied by an adult escort.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night prior to your surgery unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. This includes foods, liquids, water, candy, gum, and breath mints.
- Do not smoke or use any tobacco products after midnight the night before your surgery.
- You may brush your teeth or rinse your mouth the day of surgery, provided nothing is swallowed.

Medications:

- If you take insulin or any other routine medication, your doctor or anesthesiologist will tell you how to take your medication the day of the surgery.
- If you take a blood thinner (such as Coumadin, Plavix, aspirin, etc.), please tell the surgeon.
- You may take your normal heart, blood pressure, breathing, or seizure medication the morning of surgery with a sip of water. Do not take diuretic medications.

The pre-op nurse from Lawrence Surgery Center will confirm which medications you should take during your pre-op telephone interview. Failure to follow these instructions can cause serious complications.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your care, please discuss them with the nurse who calls for your pre-operative interview. Otherwise, feel free to call the Center at 785-832-0588.

Questions?

Call us @ (785) 832 0588


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