IMPORTANT PRE-PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS
Arrive at Tri City Surgery Center at least 1 hour prior to your scheduled surgery time.
Bring your insurance or Medicare card, any secondary insurance information, and a photo identification
card with you.
Bring your reading glasses with you. You will need to sign paperwork.
You will not be allowed to drive yourself home. Please make arrangements for someone to drive you
from the surgical center.
Be sure to shower or bathe the evening before or the morning of your surgery.
Wear comfortable clothing that will accommodate a dressing on your surgical site. You will be required to change into a hospital gown prior to your procedure, and change back into your own clothes when you leave.
Please remove all jewelry, including body piercings, prior to arriving to the surgery center.
Please remove contacts prior to arriving to the surgery center, if applicable.
Do not wear makeup or fingernail polish the day of surgery. If you are having hip, leg, knee, ankle, or
foot surgery, do not wear any toenail polish.
Take medicines for your heart, blood pressure, lungs, and/or antibiotics on schedule with a small sip of water. Any other medicines should be held until after your procedure unless specifically instructed otherwise by your surgeon or anesthesiologist. If you use an inhaler, please bring it with you.
If you feel you could be pregnant, please inform your surgeon and/or a Tri City Surgery Center employee as soon as possible.
Unless instructed otherwise by your physician office, do NOT eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. You may brush your teeth and rinse your mouth. It is very important that you have an empty stomach prior to receiving anesthesia. This is for your safety. Nothing should be taken by mouth for at least 8 hours before your procedure including candy, gum, etc. Also, please eat a light meal the evening before your surgery.
Do not shave the surgery site yourself before surgery. Nicks, cuts, scratches and rashes may cause your surgery to be cancelled.
Notify your doctor if you develop a cold, sore throat, cough, fever, or illness prior to surgery.
Do NOT smoke the morning prior to your surgery.
Do NOT bring any valuables with you to the surgical center – we cannot be responsible for these items.
Please contact the surgery center if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. A nurse will
attempt to contact you at home prior to your surgery. If you will not be available or prefer not to be contacted by our office, please call us at 445-1919 between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday.