Look over this checklist for your surgery at St. Francis:
Schedule your physical examination with your doctor.
Make a copy of your healthcare directive or advanced directive (living will) form.
Arrange for someone to drive you home.
Communicate your special needs.
Avoid smoking, street drugs or alcohol the day before your surgery.
Complete any preparations as instructed by your doctor.
Do not eat or drink the day of your surgery.
Take your physician-approved medications.
Remove all jewelry, including for body piercing.
Bring the following items:
Container for glasses, dentures or hearing aids.
Reports from doctor.
Insurance card and Social Security number.
Please leave valuables at home.