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   In Preparation for Surgery:

    Welcome to The Medical Center at Elizabeth Place. You have chosen a hospital that will treat you with the utmost care and compassion during   your surgical procedure.

     Please check with your physician about any medications or herbal supplements that you may be taking and ask whether you should take them   on  the morning of surgery. You MUST make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you home after surgery; if you require physical   assistance in mobility or dressing, they can also help you in this regard. A responsible adult must stay with you for the first 24 hours after   surgery. Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian.

    Before you Arrive

    Prior to your surgery, you will receive a phone call from a nurse to review any pre-operative testing: your medical history, medications you are   taking, and to discuss instructions for your surgery. Please be sure to follow these guidelines, because, if not followed, your procedure may be   delayed or cancelled:

             • Do NOT eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery unless otherwise instructed.
             • Do NOT smoke after midnight.
             • Do NOT take any medication the morning of your surgery without your physician's approval.
             • Wear loose comfortable clothing and low-heeled shoes so it is easier to dress following surgery.
             • Do NOT wear jewelry-including body piercings; Do NOT bring valuables or other personal belongings.
             • Please bring your driver's license and all insurance card(s) with you.
             • If you take any medication(s), please bring a list including: medication name, the dosage, and the frequency or you can bring all your                medication bottles with you.

   When you Arrive

     The Medical Center at Elizabeth Place is dedicated to involving your family member/friend in the pre-operative and post-operative process.   However, if an emergency occurs, space is restricted, or the privacy of other patients will be compromised, your family/friend may be asked to   return to the waiting area. Small children should be left at home.

     Once you have registered, a nurse will escort you into the pre-operative area where our staff will take your vital signs and help prepare you   for surgery.

     After the operation is completed, you will be taken in the recovery area until you are ready to go home or are transferred to the inpatient unit for   an overnight stay. It is normal to feel weak and drowsy; it is important to have someone with you for at least 24 hours after your procedure.


   Going Home

    Please remember to follow these guidelines after your surgery:

              • Have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours following surgery.
              • Do NOT drive, operate machinery or power tools, drink alcoholic beverages, or take any medications not prescribed by your physician
                for at least 24 hours following surgery.
              • Follow your physician's instructions regarding diet, rest and medication.
              • Contact your physician if you feel you are having problems after your discharge. It is natural to experience some discomfort in the
                area of the operation, you may also experience some drowsiness or dizziness depending on the type of anesthesia you received.

      The day after surgery a nurse from the hospital will call to check on your progress and answer any questions you may have. If your surgery is   on Friday, you will be contacted on Monday. If you need to speak to your physician, please contact his or her office. You will also receive an Edge   Satisfaction Survey; we encourage you to fill this out and return it.

  Thank you for choosing The Medical Center at Elizabeth Place.


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