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Before My Surgery

For your convenience we are now offering One Medical Passport for pre-registration.  Registration is designed to be quick and easy and completing the form should take you 10-15 minutes.  You will be asked about your health history as well as to provide demographic and insurance information.

You may be required to have a physical before your surgery.  Please see our pre-operative guidelines for more details.  A history and physical form should be filled out by your physician and faxed to us prior to your procedure.

If you have not recieved a call by 3:00 p.m. the day before your surgery or have additional questions please call us at 301-424-6901 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

It is important for you to follow these guidelines before surgery to prevent delay or cancellation.

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Food and Drink

If you are arriving BEFORE noon:
Do not eat food or dairy products after midnight the night before your surgery. 

If you are arriving AFTER noon:
You will receive instructions during your pre-op interview, or you may call the facility for instructions.

Alcohol – Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours before your arrival.

Smoking – No smoking after midnight the night before your surgery.

Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body jewelry) - Please remove all these items before surgery.

Clothing – Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over dressings.

Valuables – Please leave valuables at home, we will not be responsible for lost or stolen items. 

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Notify The Center & Your Surgeon If:

  • You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhea between your last visit to the surgeon and the day of your surgery.
  • You suspect you may be pregnant.
  • You are taking: diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, or certain herbal medicines.  You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery.  You can discuss this with your surgeon. 

What You Need The Day Of The Surgery:

  • Information To Bring – Insurance cards, photo ID, Medicare or Medical Assistance information, numbers and addresses.
  • Driver – If you are having anesthesia with your procedure, you must plan to have someone drive you home.  You cannot go home alone via taxi or other public transportation.
  • Escort – If you are having anesthesia, a friend, relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.
  • Legal Guardian – A legal guardian must be in the center AT ALL TIMES for children and dependent adults.
  • Care For Children – If you have young children at home for whom you normally care for, plan for someone else to care for them for at least the first 24 hours following your surgery. 
  • Interpreter – If the patient cannot read or speak English or uses sign language and interpreter is required, please let us know ahead of time.  We will make every effort to have an interpreter here for the patient.  If you need assistance arranging for an interpreter, please contact the Scheduling department 301-424-6901 as soon as possible.
     

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