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Before My Surgery

A Nurse will call you prior to your surgery to collect information about your health, review special instructions, answer any questions you have and provide your arrival time. To expedite your pre-operative call from our nurses please complete your pre-registration form on-line. You can click the button at the bottom of our home page ”Pre-Registration”. If you are not able to complete the form a nurse will go over your health history with you during the call. 

If you have not received a call the day before your surgery or have additional questions please call us at 321-459-0015.

It is important for you to follow these guidelines before surgery to prevent delay or cancellations.

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Food and Drink

Do not eat food or dairy products after midnight the night before your surgery. 

Alcohol
Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours before your arrival.

Smoking
No smoking after midnight the night before your surgery.

Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body jewelry)
Please remove all these items before surgery.

Clothing
Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over dressings.

Valuables
Please leave valuables at home. 

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Notify The Center & Your Surgeon If:

  • You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhea between your last visit to the surgeon and the day of your surgery.
  • You suspect you may be pregnant.
  • You are taking: diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, or certain herbal medicines.  You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery.  You can discuss this with your surgeon. 

What You Need The Day Of The Surgery:

  • Information To Bring: Insurance cards, photo ID, Medicare or Medical Assistance information, numbers and addresses.
  • Driver: You must plan to have someone drive you home.  Do not plan to use taxis or other public transportation.
  • Escort: A friend, relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.
  • Legal Guardian: A legal guardian must be in the center AT ALL TIMES for children and dependent adults.
  • Care For Children: If you have young children at home for whom you normally care for, plan for someone else to care for them for at least the first 24 hours following your surgery. 
  • Interpreter: If the patient cannot read, speak English or use sign language, and interpreter is required.  If you need assistance arranging for an interpreter, please contact the 321-459-0015 ext 227 as soon as possible. 

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