As a patient at our hospital, you will benefit from the following:
- Comfortable and welcoming facility
- Highly skilled, caring and friendly staff
- Latest advances in surgical technology and medical equipment
Preparing for Your Surgery
Your physician will discuss your procedure with you and will schedule the surgical appointment. A member of our staff will contact you to obtain necessary information and provide important instructions pertaining to your visit to our facility.
We request that no more than two people accompany you to our facility due to limited space. Children may not be left unattended, and may not be permitted in restricted areas.
Please follow these guidelines to prevent a delay or cancellation of your surgery.
- Do NOT eat or drink after midnight the night before your surgery. This also means NO gum chewing or mints.
- Do NOT smoke or use tobacco products after midnight the night before your surgery.
- Do NOT drink alcohol for 24 hours before and after your surgery.
- If you normally take a blood pressure pill, Sinemet, GERDS or anti-epileptic medication, or a pain pill for chronic pain, in the AM, take it with a SIP of water. Hold all other meds. (Diabetics, see instructions below)
- Diabetics: Please take your regular PM dose of insulin or pills the evening before your surgery. Eat a snack before you go to bed. NO MEDS OR INSULIN IN THE AM. If your sugar is less than 80 in the AM of surgery, you may take a sip of clear juice. We will check your sugar on
- arrival to the hospital.
- Shower with an antibacterial or antimicrobial soap the morning of surgery. Do NOT apply lotion after showering.
- Please have someone give you a ride home after your surgery, it cannot be a cab ride. If you arrive at the hospital without a ride, your surgery will be cancelled. If having General Anesthesia, you need ro have someone with you the first 24 hours after surgery.
- Check in at the front desk of the hospital the morning of surgery. A nurse will be calling you with the time to arrive. Bring your driver’s license and insurance card with you.
- Wear loose clothing. Sweat pants are always good.
- Please call (719) 687-9999 if you are unable to keep your surgery appointment.
Ways to Promote Optimal Incision Healing
- Diabetics – Notify your surgeon in your blood sugars have consistently been greater than 200 the week prior ro your surgery.
- Stop smoking.
- If you are having lower extremity surgery, do not shave your legs 3 days prior to surgery. This will help decrease infections from nicks. The nurse will shave your legs before surgery.