After your surgery has been scheduled, a registered nurse will call you to review your prior medical history for preoperative planning. Surgery schedules often change. If you have not heard from our nursing staff, please call 248-896-6300 at least one business day before your surgery to verify your arrival time.
To ensure your surgery/procedure can be performed, please follow these safety rules:
Food and Drink: Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery, including water, juice, coffee, chewing gum, mints, etc. Do not drink alcoholic beverages or take recreational drugs 48 hours prior to surgery.
Smoking: Do not smoke immediately before or after your surgery /procedure.
Aspirin: Do not take aspirin products for one week before and after surgery/procedure unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
Your Health: Notify your physician of any change in your physical condition, such as cold, fever, sore throat, rash or flu.
Clothing: Wear comfortable loose fitting clothes that are easy to slip on and off. Valuables: Leave jewelry, watches and other valuables at home. The Surgery Center is not responsible for lost or missing items.
What to Bring: Bring your ID, insurance card and/or expected means of payment (when appropriate), as well as any advance directive, healthcare power of attorney or applicable guardianship papers. Prostheses, contact lenses, hearing aids, jewelry, body piercing, wigs, hairpins, makeup etc. will be removed before entering the operating room. Bring along reading glasses and appropriate storage containers for these items, they will be given to your driver for safe keeping.
CPAP: If you have sleep apnea, please let us know. If you use a CPAP machine, please bring this with you on the day of surgery.
Your Escort: Your safety requires you to have a responsible adult accompany you to the surgery center and back home after surgery. This adult must remain at the surgery center at all times. If your surgery necessitates general anesthesia, please make arrangements to have a responsible adult stay with you for 24 hours following your surgery.
Children: If your child is to undergo surgery, bring along a favorite small, soft toy or blanket. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must remain on the Surgery Center premises at all times.