Pre-operative Instructions for Gynecological Surgery


Pre-operative Instructions for gynecological surgery

The following guidelines will help prepare you for your surgery and avoid delays or possible cancellations: 

  • Do not wear any makeup or fingernail polish.
  • Do not bring jewelry, money or valuables.
  • Do not drink any alcohol for 24 hours before your surgery.
  • No solid food, liquid or gum after midnight the night before your surgery.
  • Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing such as a jogging suit.
  • Bring any medications you are taking (or a list of the medications you are taking) with you.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home and spend the first night after surgery with you.
  • Do not bring a gown, robe or slippers for outpatient surgery, as these will be provided for you.
  • Do not wear contact lenses. Wear glasses if needed.
  • A consent form must be signed before the surgical procedure begins. For patients under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must be present to sign the form.
  • The patient is responsible for informing staff of any pertinent information, including change in medication.
  • Do not take any aspirin, Advil, Motrin, ibuprofen or similar medication for one week prior to surgery unless directed by your physician.
  • The following medications should not be taken the morning of surgery unless specified by your physician: oral diabetic medication, Coumadin or insulin. Usually 1/2 of the insulin dose is given.

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