Patient Information

Pre-operative
Post-operative
Pre-operative

Bring to the hospital:

  • A list of all medications, over-the-counter drugs, herbs and vitamins that you take
  • A list of your drug and food allergies and sensitivities
  • Your insurance card
  • Copies of any legal documents, as well as medical proxy
  • The name and telephone number of your primary contact where as you're in surgery or, if you're having same-day surgery, the name and telephone number of the one that will be picking you up
Before surgery your doctor and care team can raise you a great many queries. You may be asked some queries—like your drug allergies and identification of the surgical site—several times.This repetition is planned, and you must expect these queries from your team.

Some questions that you may be asked include:

  • Do you have diabetes and take diabetic medications?
  • Do you take any blood thinners?
  • Do you or any member of your family have a history of problems with surgery — such as adverse reactions to anesthesia — or problems with medications?
Post-operative

Strictly follow the instructions of consultant surgeon