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The Day Before Surgery

Call Us At (585) 341-6707 Between 1 and 4 pm to Verify Your Surgery Time 

  • If you already have a surgery time, call to confirm it. Schedule changes can occur.
  • If your surgery is on Monday, call on Friday afternoon.
  • If your surgery is the day after a holiday, call before the holiday.

Plan Ahead

  • Call your doctor if you become ill before the procedure day.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you to the Hospital. 
  • Plan to arrive 10 minutes early and go directly to the Highland Surgery Center. If you arrive late, there is a possibility that your surgery will be cancelled. 
  • Arrange a ride home. Health standards require that a responsible adult must accompany any patient who has received anesthetics or sedatives and is going home the same day.
  • Make sure you do not wear any jewelry — wedding bands, rings, earrings, body piercings — or contact lenses to the Hospital. 
  • See a list of what to bring and what not bring. The person or persons who accompany you can keep your belongings while you are in surgery.
  • If you are scheduled for an overnight stay, pack a small bag with your personal items.
  • Review and follow the pre-surgical instructions given to you by the nurse about Eating and Medications. Remember not to chew gum or eat mints the day of surgery.
  • Gather your insurance card(s) and any completed paperwork sent to you. Plan to bring these materials with you to the hospital.
  • Plan to bring a magazine or a book to help you stay relaxed. We make every attempt to stay on schedule, but sometimes delays are unavoidable.
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