Before Your Surgery
A nurse from Seaside Surgery Center will contact you prior to your surgery to review your health history, medications and pre-operative instructions.
Please notify your surgeon if there is a change in your physical condition such as cold, fever or respiratory problems.
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your operation, including no hard candy. If your child is the patient, please be careful to monitor this.
Do not smoke cigarettes after midnight the night before your operation.
Please be sure to tell your surgeon if you are taking any type of blood thinners or aspirin. Do not take any medications after midnight, unless instructed to do so by your surgeon or the nurse at our center.
Please notify your surgeon if you are taking diet pills or any herbal remedies.
Please follow any other special instructions your surgeon may have given you.
Failure to follow these instructions may result in the cancellation of your surgery.
It is extremely important to arrange for a responsible adult to accompany you to Seaside Surgery Center and remain with you the first 24 hours after surgery.