Day of Surgery

**Please, NO CHEWING, EATING OR DRINKING AFTER MIDNIGHT (12:00 AM) the night prior to surgery. This includes gum, breath mints, chewing tobacco, water, tea, coffee, juice, etc.**

  • Upon arrival you will check in with the front desk, fill out or update registration information and receive financial agreements.

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

  • Leave all jewelry, body piercings, and valuables at home

  • Do not wear make-up or any strong scented colognes, perfumes or scented lotions.  Deodorant is fine.

  • Arrange in advance for a responsible adult (18 or older) to pickup you up at CGSC, drive you home and remain with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.  You cannnot driver yourself

  • or be left alone.  You may take a taxi or public transportation ONLY IF you have your responsible adult with you.  Medicare Guidelines 416.52(c)(3)

  • Because it is normal to feel dizzy and a little drowsy after surgery, do not drive, sign important papers, or make any significant decisions for 24 hours following your procedure.

  • You will be assisted to the pre-op area where an IV, vitals and health information will be obtained.