Day of Surgery

To ensure that your stay at The Surgical Institute of Monroe is as pleasant as possible, we recommend the following guidelines for your day of surgery:

  • Plan to arrive at our center one hour prior to your scheduled surgery time unless your are specifically instructed differently.
  • Do not use lotion, oils, or perfume after bathing. Remove nail polish if you are having hand or foot surgery.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing that can accommodate large dressings and tender surgery sites.
  • Wear flat comfortable shoes.
  • Leave valuables such as jewelry and watches at home.
  • Bring hearing aids, glasses and case, containers for contact lenses and denture case with you.
  • Please bring a list of your current medications and dosages with you.
  • Please arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home. You may experience lightheadedness, dizziness, or sleepiness after procedures. To ensure patient safety, no surgical patient will be allowed to leave our facility without an accompanying adult. Your accompanying adult is welcome to wait in our lobby or we can call him/her when you are ready to go home.
  • To ensure a pleasant and relaxing environment for all our patients, we ask that you limit the number of people accompanying you to only 1-2 adults and request that you do not bring young children unless they are supervised by a responsible adult.
  • For pediatric patients, we ask that a parent remain in the building at all times until the surgery is completed. Once the procedure is completed and the child is awakening, a parent will be allowed to visit him/her for comfort measures as appropriate.
  • We ask that you and your family not use cell phones in the facility to avoid disrupting other families.
  • Be sure to bring your insurance card. If any payment is necessary, bring a check, major credit card or cash to pay your fee.
  • If you are a patient under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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