A pre-op nurse from Millennium Surgery Center, Inc. will call you the day before your surgery to inform you when to arrive for surgery, review your pre-operative instructions and verify you have received a copy of your Patient Bill of Rights. Please be sure all preoperative tests ordered by your physician have been completed, such as: EKG, Chest X-ray and laboratory tests. If possible, please advise the laboratory to send a copy of your results to us because we will need to obtain a copy for your surgeon and anesthesiologist.
DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT on the night before your surgery, including water, gum or hard candy. Undigested food in the stomach can cause complications and your surgery could be postponed if you forget.
Please Inform Us If….
– You have a latex allergy.
– You weigh over 300 lbs.
– You have a pacemaker and/or internal defibrillator.
– You or a family member have a history of Malignant Hyperthermia.
– You have a history of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).
– You suspect you are pregnant. Anesthesia and medications may be harmful to a developing fetus.
– You become ill with a fever, cough or other medical problem.
– Patients who take medications every morning for blood pressure, acid reflux, heart, respiratory or seizures should take them prior to surgery with a sip of water.
– If you are a diabetic and take insulin or oral medication please take half of your normal dose the night before surgery and do not take any the day of surgery. If you have an insulin pump your preoperative nurse will give you specific instructions.
– If you take anticoagulants (blood thinners) please consult your surgeon for specific instructions.
– Your preoperative nurse will go over all your routine medications to clarify any questions you may have.