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. As it gets closer to your scheduled appointment, you will receive a phone call to review your health history and provide you additional information.

At the time of your pre-operative phone call, you will be asked if you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If you are over the age of 12 and have not been vaccinated, you will be contacted prior to surgery to set up a COVID test. The test must be completed within 48-72 hours prior to your surgery. If receiving a COVID test, you must quarantine from the time of your test until after surgery. Before you are admitted for surgery, we must have results of a negative COVID test or your surgery will be rescheduled.

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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