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At your Surgical Testing and Registration (STAR) appointment we will…

Register you for your procedure

  • Perform lab tests, EKG and chest X-ray, as needed
  • Update your existing information and assist you in completing any additional required forms

Please bring the following

items with you:

  • All insurance / Medicare cards
  • Photo ID
  • Current list of medication you are taking, including the dosage. Include prescriptions, over-the-counter medication, vitamins and herbal supplements
  • If convenient, bring the bottles and packages with you
  • Complete list of all physicians you see and their phone numbers
  • Pacemaker or defibrillator information card

Pre-Surgical Instructions

One week before your surgery

  • Many common over the counter medications must be stopped seven days before surgery unless otherwise instructed by your physician. These include: Aspirin or aspirin products (Excedrin), vitamins, herbal supplements and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve and Motrin should be stopped seven days before your surgery unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
  • Unless instructed by your surgeon, do not stop your prescription medication prior to surgery
  • Check with your surgeon on whether to take certain blood pressure, heart and/or seizure medication on the day of surgery, with a sip of water.
  • Notify your physician as soon as possible if you get a cold, fever or any illness prior to your surgery date.

24 hours prior to your surgery

  • Do not drink alcohol, smoke or use chewing tobacco or marijuana products after 6 p.m. the day before your procedure.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your surgery.
  • This includes water, candy, mints or gum.
  • This is very important for your safety and comfort.
  • Disregarding this instruction may cause a delay or cancellation of your surgery.

Surgery Day

The day of your procedure

  • Check-in is located at the Surgery Registration desk. Take Elevator B to the 2nd Floor.
  • Shower with an antibacterial soap before arrival. Antibacterial soap can be purchased at most
  • grocery or drug stores. Please do not apply any body lotions, oils or perfumes.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and leave your valuables at home. Do not wear jewelry, including wedding rings and/or body piercings.
  • Bring inhalers, CPAP Machine, including mask and tubing and know your settings. Bring containers for contacts, glasses and/or dentures.
  • Children are encouraged to bring a favorite blanket or small toy with them. This helps them feel more secure when they come to the hospital.
  • You will need a responsible adult to drive you home. Please note: You may only take a taxi or bus if you have an adult family member or friend
  • accompany you. After receiving an anesthetic, you will NOT be permitted to drive.
  • MINORS: A legal guardian must be here before, during and after the procedure.
  • LEGAL GUARDIANS: Please be prepared to present proof of guardianship at the time of surgery.

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