Patient Care

Pre-Arrival Information

Before your surgery, it is essential that we speak to you to acquire necessary information. Please call us as soon as your appointment for surgery is made, (708) 429-0222. Our business office staff and nursing staff will be attempting to call you, should you not be home, please return our call immediately. Please be prepared with pencil and paper to take notes on your instructions.

Before your surgery please inform us if you are experiencing any of the following: Illness, Fever, Breaks in the skin or Rashes

Pre-Surgical Testing

Before your surgery, a member of our pre-admission team will be calling to give you instructions. In some cases, laboratory, EKG testing, or radiology testing may be required, as well as a history and physical clearance from your medical physician.

Diet

Instructions will be given to you at the time of your phone interview, but we will ask that you have nothing to eat or drink after midnight the day of your surgery.

Attire

Please wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing. Do not wear makeup, nail polish or contact lenses. Please leave all jewelry, including piercings, and other valuables at home.

Medications

Your surgeon and primary physician should be consulted and may require seeing you prior to your surgical appointment regarding your prescription and over the counter medication.

During the 7 days before your surgery, we would like you to stop taking Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Naproxen, Mobic, Advil (any anti-inflammatory medications) and any vitamins or herbal supplements. During this time, you may take Tylenol for pain. Failure to comply with medication directions may delay your surgical appointment.

Before Surgery

The following instructions are very important and MUST be followed or your surgery may be cancelled. If you feel you cannot comply with these guidelines, please call the pre-operative nurse to discuss your concerns.

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages or take recreational drugs.
  • Do not take aspirin or aspirin products or herbal supplements for one week before your surgery.
  • If you are taking medication for breathing, seizures, heart disease or blood pressure, take them the morning of surgery with a small sip of water. If you use inhalers, bring them with you.
  • If you are diabetic, do not take any pills or insulin the morning of your procedure.
  • Bathe with an antibacterial soap the evening before surgery.
  • Wear comfortable loose clothing and shoes. A change of clothing is recommended for small children.
  • Please leave all valuables including jewelry at home.
  • Children may bring a favorite toy, blanket or pacifier. If your child takes a bottle or uses a sipper cup, bring one the day of surgery.
  • Please bring your lens case if you wear contact lenses.
  • At least one family member or friend must remain in the facility while you are in surgery so the doctor can speak with them afterwards.