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St. Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center

Preparing for Your Surgery

Before your surgery date a surgery center staff member will call you to confirm your surgery time. They will also update your health history, including current or past medical conditions, allergies and medications you are taking. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have, and be sure to let the staff know if you have any special needs.

• Your doctor or surgery center's nurse will instruct you as to what time you are to stop eating and drinking prior to your surgery.

• If you take medication for any condition, ask your doctor and/or the surgery center's nurse whether or not to take it the day of surgery.

• For women, if there is any possibility that you are pregnant, please notify your doctor and the surgery center's nurse.

• Leave all valuables at home, including watches, rings, jewelry, wallets and contact lenses.

• Notify your surgeon of any change in your health, such as a cold, fever or sore throat.

• For your safety, please arrange for an adult to drive you home after surgery. You will not be allowed to drive yourself or take a cab.

Click here to learn what to expect the day of your surgery.