You will need to arrive at the facility for your surgery (2) hours prior to the scheduled surgery time. This is to allow time to prepare you for surgery, start intravenous fluids, and if ordered, a nerve block for pain control which is put in place by an anesthesiologist.
If you are having day surgery, you must have someone drive you home (no taxies by yourself or public transportation are allowed- the facility will cancel your surgery if this is not arranged). Someone should be available to stay with you for the first night after your surgery. YOU ARE NOT TO DRIVE THE DAY OF SURGERY.
Anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Naprosyn (Naproxen) and Relafen (Nabumetone) also need to be stopped 4 days prior to surgery.
Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery. If your surgery is scheduled for 1pm or later, you may have clear liquids prior to 8am the morning of surgery. (i.e. water, apple juice, broth) No coffee, milk, or orange juice.
*Any blood pressure or heart medications may be taken early in the morning with a sip of water.
You should expect 3 to 4 surgery bills. These include:  Your surgeon,  Our physician assistant (if present for the case),  The facility, and [4.] Your anesthesiologist.