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Surgical Services

Pre-Surgery Checklist

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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.

  • Toiletries.

  • Reports from doctor.

  • Insurance card and Social Security number.

Please leave valuables at home.