DAY BEFORE SURGERY
Follow these guidelines the day before surgery to ensure that your surgery goes smoothly:
- Report any health changes to your surgeon immediately, even if the changes seem minor, such as fever, cough, rash, or cold. Notify your physician if there is a possibility that you are pregnant.
- If you wear glasses or contact lenses, please wear glasses and bring your case for their safekeeping. We’ll provide containers for any removable dentures or bridgework.
Eating and Drinking
- DO NOT consume alcohol 24 hours prior to your surgery. Refrain from smoking 12 hours before your surgery. These substances can cause you to have adverse reactions to anesthesia and medication.
- DO NOT EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY. (This includes chewing gum). This is essential to reduce the possibility of nausea and vomiting during and following anesthesia.
- Your surgery will be postponed if you ignore this precaution.
- If you take blood pressure, heart medication or reflux medication, please take with a small sip of water. If you are diabetic or take blood-thinning anticoagulants, obtain specific instructions from your physician.
- If you have specific questions, please call the Texas Health Women’s Specialty Surgery Center at 214.345.6747 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Have a good night’s rest.