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This manual can help ease your mind about having an operation by letting you know what to expect before surgery and after surgery.
q Schedule your physical examination with your
q Make a copy of your health care directive or advanced directive (living will) form.
q Arrange for someone to drive you home.
q Communicate your special needs.
q Avoid smoking, street drugs or alcohol the day
before your surgery.
q Complete any preparations as instructed by your
q Do not eat or drink the day of your surgery.
q Take your physician-approved medications, pain
q Remove all jewelry, including for body piercing.
q Bring the following items:
q container for glasses, dentures or hearing aids
q reports from doctor
q insurance card and Social Security number
q Leave valuables at home.