Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is the only non-prescription pain medicine that may be taken for 10 days prior to your surgery date. The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Nuprin, Daypor, Feldene, etc) or the use of products containing aspirin(Ecotrin, Excedrin, Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Anacin, Bufferin, etc) within 10 days of surgery may result in the cancellation of your surgery.
Dress in a two piece outfit that has no metal on the bottoms. Gym shorts, sweatpants, or even pajama bottoms are ideal with no metal such as snaps, zippers, or eyelets. You will be able to wear the bottoms underneath your gown throughout your surgery.
Leave all jewelry at home to include body piercings of type. Wedding rings are the only exception. For specific questions related to body piercings, contact the Pre-Admission Testing Department at (614)451-5042, (614)451-5039, or toll free at 1-888-451-3313.
You will need an adult to drive you home the day of surgery. We are required to release all of our patients to a responsible adult; no exceptions. This may not be a taxi driver. If you have questions about the requirement or do not have a ride, please contact one of our nurses at (614)451-5042, (614)451-5039, or toll free at 1-888-451-3313.
For your safety, the anesthesiologists strongly recommend that you have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.