Pre-Operative

Prior to your surgery date, one of our Perioperative Registered Nurses will call you for a brief conversation to confirm your surgery date and arrival time, review your medications and history and go over pre-operative instructions.

What to Expect Before Surgery?

Please notify your surgeon if there is any change in your physical condition, such as a cold, fever, or COVID-like symptoms.

 

Prior to your surgery date, one of our Perioperative Registered Nurses will call you for a brief conversation to confirm your surgery date and arrival time, review your medications and history and go over pre-operative instructions.

 

Please arrange for a responsible adult to accompany or drive you home after surgery as you will not be allowed to leave alone and unattended. Please have this person available for a window of time, as surgery and recovery times are estimates. It is helpful to provide the center with an alternative ride in case we cannot contact your primary ride.


 

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Making Appointments

The Basic Pre-Operative
Instructions: 

  • No food or drink after midnight or at least 8 hours BEFORE your surgery, unless otherwise instructed by your physician. You may brush your teeth, remembering not to swallow anything. Please refrain from the use of mints or chewing gum.

  • If you are diabetic, DO NOT take your meds on the day of surgery.

 

  •  If you have high blood pressure, DO TAKE your meds as prescribed, except Lisinopril (ACE Inhibitors) or Losartan (ARB's), please hold the day of surgery.

  • DO NOT shave or use a razor on or near the site of surgery 24 hours before surgery.

  • Wear comfortable clothing: pull-on pants and loose, button-down or zippered top.

  • Please remove ALL jewelry, make-up, lipsticks, lotions, no nail polish, and eye contacts.

  • No chewing gum, tobacco, or smoking.

  • Please allow AT LEAST a full day for recovery, and do not schedule any appointments on the day of your surgery.

  • Please take a PCR or molecular COVID test UP TO 72 HOURS PRIOR to surgery. Please bring in your results on your surgery date, fax to 415-821-8014 or email to Hello@HayesSurgery.com