CMMP Surgical Center

Surgical Instructions

After your Surgery is Scheduled
Before your surgery, come in for a pre-operative evaluation. You will need to bring your medication list, insurance card, and photo I.D. You will be asked about your medical and surgical history. Please have information prepared ahead of time so that your appoint goes smoothly. We may do an EKG or send you to get blood work done.  Evaluations are done Monday-Friday 7:30a.m. to 3p.m.    

Day Before Surgery: 
A nurse will call you the day before your procedure with the final time of your procedure and any reminders. If your doctor prescribed medication like eye drops or bowel prep. Please read all instructions carefully then complete them accordingly. Do not smoke 12 hours or drink 24 hours prior to surgery. 

Day of Surgery: 
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight. This does including chewing gum and water. Heart and blood pressure medication may be taken in the morning with a sip of water. Your surgery can be cancelled if you do not adhere to these recommendations.

Take a shower the morning of your procedure, but avoid using any body lotion or powder.Do not put on make-up and remove false fingernails. You can brush your teeth, but do not swallow any water. Wear clothes that are easy to take off and put back on. Typically loose, comfortable clothes and low heeled shoes are recommend.

Bring your medication list with including dosages. Bring your health insurance card and government-issued photo ID. Leave all other jewelry and valuables at home including wedding bands and all piercings. 

Arrive at the time the nurse gave you the day before. It will be earlier than your surgery time to allow for time to fill out forms and start an IV. Be sure to report any changes to your health or possibility of pregnancy to your physician.

You will receive written instruction for care after your procedure. You will need an adult driver to take you home and stay with you for 24 hours. You may use public transport if a responsible adult is with you upon discharge. You may not drive yourself, be left alone, or leave in a taxi(or similar service). 

Day After Surgery 
Do not drive, drink alcoholic beverages, operate machinery, or smoke 24 hours after procedure. One of the surgery centers's clinical staff will call the day following your surgery to check on your recovery status. This is a wonderful time to ask any questions that may have come up during the evening or morning.