7 Days Before

Stop all blood thinners, NSAIDS, all dietary supplements, over-the-counter vitamins, and herbal remedies 7 days prior to your surgery.

The Day Before

Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery.

The Day Of

  • Do not eat or drink anything, unless instructed otherwise.
  • You may brush your teeth or rinse your mouth, but spit out all the liquid.
  • Take a bath or shower the morning of surgery, but DO NOT use any powder, lotion, deodorant, perfume, or aftershave.
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Bring an adult family member or friend to drive you home after your surgery.
  • Leave valuables, including jewelry and watches at home.
  • Please remove all body piercing jewelry and leave it at home.
  • Please do not wear contact lenses or make-up.
  • Please bring all your medications with you.
  • Please bring your brace with you.


  • Please arrive promptly at the time you were instructed. This time is approximately 2 hours prior to your procedure, and is necessary so that the staff can prepare you for surgery.
  • Bring your driver’s license or ID and insurance information.
  • You will meet with the admitting clerk of the surgical facility to complete your insurance information.