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Your Surgery

Before Surgery

  • Our pre-operative nurse will contact you prior to surgery to review your health history, medications, lab work and pre-operative instructions
  • Notify the surgery center immediately if there is a change in your physical condition such as a cold, fever or respiratory problems.
  • DO NOT eat anything after midnight the night before your surgery. Please follow any additional instructions given by our pre-operative nurse. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in cancellation of your surgery.
  • Please be sure to tell your surgeon and the pre-operative nurse if you are on any type of blood thinners or aspirin. You will be instructed during the pre-operative phone assessment on medication instructions.
  • You must have a responsible adult, over the age of 18, to drive you home after surgery. Uber/ Lyft/ Taxi and other ride services cannot be used unless accompanied by another responsible adult.
  • Contact your surgeon’s office prior to surgery to schedule or receive information regarding your post-operative and therapy appointments.

The Day of Surgery

What to bring

  • Bring your drivers license or picture ID and insurance cards with you on the day of surgery.

What to wear the day of surgery

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing that is large enough to accommodate a sling, brace or large bandage post-operatively
  • Wear comfortable shoes such as slip-ons or sneakers, no heels.

DO NOT on the day of surgery

  • Do not wear any jewelry, remove all body piercings
  • Do not wear any make-up, lotion, perfume or cologne
  • Do not bring any valuables with you
  • Do not wear contact lenses, bring glasses if possible

After Surgery

  • Your surgeon will provide post-operative instructions regarding diet, exercise, rest, medications and therapy. Your recovery nurse will provide these instructions to you in a written summary.
  • You must have a responsible adult, over the age of 18, to drive you home post-operatively.
  • A nurse from AOI Surgery Center will call you the next business day following your surgery to check on your progress and discuss any questions you may have.

If you have any unexpected problems, please call your surgeon. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.