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In the hours before surgery

• Do not put solids in your mouth after midnight. This includes gum, candy, lozenges, mints or
antacids. Failure to follow these instructions may cause cancellation of your procedure.

• Do not eat or drink anything after midnight.

• When you brush your teeth, rinse your mouth without swallowing.

• Do not use any tobacco products the day of your surgery.

• Shower or bathe to minimize the chance of infection.

• Do not wear make-up.

• If appropriate, bring insulin or your inhaler with you.

• Wear loose comfortable clothing to avoid pressure on your surgery site.

• Wear flat, preferably slip-on shoes.

• Jewelry is not allowed in the surgical room; please leave jewelry and valuables at home.

• If you wear contact lenses, bring your lens supplies and glasses.

• Bring relevant insurance information, including completed forms and your insurance or
Medicare card.

• Arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours.

• Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking. We will also ask you about any allergies you might have.

• For young children who are undergoing surgery, please bring a comforting toy, blanket, pacifier or bottle (for after surgery). For children under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign a surgery consent form.

Lakeshore Surgicare • 3111 Village Pointe, Chesterton, IN 46304 • Phone: (219) 983-1401