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Preparing for Surgery

Careful attention to the following instructions will help ensure your comfort and reduce the possibility of complications:

  • Do not eat of drink anything (including water) after midnight the day of your surgery
  • Bathe or shower the morning of surgery to minimize the chance of infection
  • Remove all make-up, nail polish and jewelry
  • Wear loose and casual clothing, especially when procedures involve the extremities
  • Arrange for an adult to drive you home and to stay with you for the first night following your surgery if you are scheduled for general anesthetic or sedation
  • You will be contacted by phone before your surgery at Centrum Surgical Center, to get a brief medical history and answer any of you questions.