There are a few things you need to do to prepare for your outpatient surgery. As with any hospitalization, you'll need someone to help you get home after your surgery. Make arrangements with a friend or relative to drive you home after your recovery. They may also accompany you to the pre-operative area and visit with you in post-recovery before your dismissal. You will not be allowed to drive yourself home or take the bus or taxi home by yourself.
Here are some important items to help you prepare:
During your clinic visit prior to surgery, you will be instructed when to arrive and where to go within the hospital. If you are unable to keep your surgery appointment, for any reason, please call the desk at the operating room to let them know.