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IMPORTANT!!!-PLEASE CALL THE DAY SURGERY UNIT ONE DAY PRIOR TO YOUR SURGERY, -to confirm your appointment time (time required for your arrival at registration).
For surgery scheduled at:
This will be generally 1-2 hours prior to your scheduled surgery time. We will discuss any special needs, review your medical history, perform a physical examination and answer any questions you may have regarding your surgery. If your surgery is scheduled for a Monday, please call on the Friday before that date. If the day before surgery is a Holiday, please call 2 days in advance.
DO NOT SHAVE the surgical site. This will be done for you prior to surgery.
Do Not Eat or Drink anything after midnight the night before surgery unless otherwise instructed.
Do Not Drink Alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior to your surgery.
Do Not Smoke after midnight the night before surgery.
Ask your physician if you are permitted to take your routine medications (such as those for heart, blood pressure, or insulin etc.) before arriving for surgery.
Do Not bring valuables such as money, jewelry etc. unless it is to be left with family.
Do Not wear make-up.
A patient gown will be provided. Bring non-skid slippers if available.
Bring loose fitting, comfortable clothing to wear upon discharge.
You may be required to remove contact lenses, dentures, and wigs before surgery.
Arrange for a Responsible Adult to drive you home or to your hotel after surgery. Recovery time is usually 1-2 hours before you are discharged. In some cases, short travel to a local hotel via taxi is permitted, but only if you are accompanied by a responsible adult. If you are traveling and staying in local lodging alone, you must notify our office in advance (215-368-1122). We will assist you in your post-surgery transportation needs.
Notify your surgeon or our office (215-368-1122) if there is any change in your physical or medical condition prior to your surgery, including cold, cough, fever or infection. If severe, your surgery may need to be postponed for your safety.
Stop all herbal medications 2 weeks before surgery unless discussed with us in advanced.
Patients scheduled for surgery at ABINGTON-LANSDALE HOSPITAL (Jefferson Health ): In order to speed the 'day of surgery' registration process, you may choose to PRE-REGISTER for your surgery from home via the telephone. This option is available up to 3 business days prior to your surgery date. With this convenient option, upon your arrival at Abington Health, Lansdale Hospital, you will be able to go directly to the "Day Surgery Center" without significant inconvenience or delay.
Simply Call 215-361-4647-(9AM-4PM Eastern Time M-F) (Please have insurance information available).
If you have not already done so, you will meet your surgeon here. You will be examined and your diagnosis and surgery fully explained. There will be ample time to ask questions. For those patients traveling from out of town to the Hernia Institute, PLEASE arrive at ABINGTON-LANSDALE HOSPITAL at least 2 hours before surgery, unless specifically instructed otherwise. This will allow ample time for your preliminary consultation with your Surgeon and examination to be effectively completed, and also allow time for you to discuss any additional questions or concerns.
A nurse will also discuss your plan for care, familiarize you with the surgery unit, and prepare you for your procedures. If necessary, pre-surgery laboratory tests will be obtained in preparation for surgery.
You will return to the Day Surgery Unit from the Operating Room after surgery. Many patients do not require a formal Recovery Room stay. Discharge from the Day Surgery Unit occurs after approximately 1-2 hours.
You will be discharged when your surgeon and staff are assured that you are stable.
YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO DRIVE ON THE DAY OF SURGERY. Patients must have arrangements for transportation and/or local lodging made in advance for surgery to proceed as scheduled. Call us for assistance if necessary (215-368-1122).
Patients must be accompanied by a responsible adult at the time of discharge from the Day Surgery Center-you may not leave alone.
After discharge on the day of surgery, you may not:
-Drive a car or operate power equipment
-Drink alcoholic beverages
-Sign important documents
These activities are also not permitted during your recovery while taking any prescription pain medication. Instructions regarding safe resumption of the above activites will be provided by your surgeon prior to discharge.
Full written instructions will also be given to you upon discharge, and additional verbal instruction will be provide by your surgeon.