Can I smoke?

No. We advise against smoking on the day of your procedure. Smoking may interfere with the anesthesia and frequently produces nausea during the recovery period.

When should I arrive?

You will receive instructions regarding arrival time during your pre-operative assessment appointment. A nurse will verify your arrival time in a phone call on the day before surgery. It is very important that you arrive at the designated time.

What happens after I check in?

A nurse will conduct a pre-operative assessment that will include taking your vital signs and starting an IV if it is required for your procedure. The anesthesia provider will also speak with you in the pre-operative area to review all pre-operative information and discuss your anesthesia.

What should I wear?

For your comfort, we encourage you to wear clothing that can be easily removed and stored. Please avoid wearing any jewelry, piercings, nail polish and cosmetics. Leave contact lenses at home or bring your lens case with you.

What will happen when I first arrive at the facility?

When you arrive at the facility, you will be checked in by a member of our staff. The admission process is usually very quick as we have obtained most of your information prior to your arrival. This final check allows us to verify all of your key information so we can better serve you.