Frequently Asked Questions

Diet

Eat your normal diet unless instructed otherwise by your nurse coordinator. DO NOT EAT OR DRINK anything after midnight before your surgery.

Medications

You will be instructed by your nurse coordinator on which medications to continue or stop on the morning of surgery.

Shower

You will be required to shower with one anti-microbial soap the evening before surgery and one anti-microbial soap on the morning of surgery before you come to the hospital.

The anti-microbial soaps will be provided to you on the pre-operative day.

Generally, the surgery may take three to six hours or longer depending on your procedure. Discuss with your surgeon on the specific nature of your surgery.

When the surgery is completed, the surgeon will speak with your family.

After your surgery, you are transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). You are closely monitored by doctors, nurses, and staff as you recover. You will be asleep due to anesthesia and sedations given during surgery.