Feel Confident and Comfortable

An informed patient is his or her own best advocate. We want you to feel confident and comfortable about your upcoming surgery.

Before Your Surgery

Please take a moment to complete the Seaside Surgery online Health Status Questionnaire.

A nurse from Seaside Surgery Center will contact you prior to your surgery to review your health history, medications and pre-operative instructions.

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 TO REMAIN WITH YOU FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS AFTER SURGERY.

A nurse will call you the day before your procedure to tell you the time of arrival.

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 hard candy, gum, or mints.

Do not smoke cigarettes after midnight the night before your operation.

You may brush your teeth the morning of surgery.

Medication Guidelines

Please be sure to tell your surgeon if you are taking any type of blood thinners or aspirin.

Please notify your surgeon if you are taking diet pills or any herbal remedies.

DO NOT take herbal medications or non-vitamin supplements for seven (7) days prior to surgery.

DO NOT take NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, Celebrex) 48 hours prior to surgery.

DO NOT take any illicit drugs 24 hours prior to surgery.

Moderate alcohol consumption (1 – 2 drinks) is permitted the evening before surgery.

If you take a beta blocker, please refer to the Beta Blocker and Blood Pressure Medication Guidelines.

DO NOT take any medications after midnight, unless instructed to do so by your surgeon or a Seaside nurse.

You may take your morning medications with a sip of water, with the following exceptions:

Skin Care Guidelines

Take a bath or shower the night before AND the morning of surgery:

  • Use a fresh bar or liquid antibacterial soap (i.e. Dial, Safeguard)
  • Wet your body and wash with soap and a clean washcloth
  • Rinse well; it is important to get all of the soap off your body
  • Dry well with a clean towel
  • Put on clean clothes

DO NOT shave near the operative area.

DO NOT wear makeup, cologne or hairspray.

DO NOT use lotion, cream, or powder.

Report all rashes, cuts, sores, or skin problems near the operative area to your surgeon prior to the surgery.

Please follow any other special instructions your surgeon may have given you.

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