After our PreOp staff has had time to review your One Medical Passport that you filled out online, one of our nurses will call you 1-2 days prior to your surgery to answer any questions you may have. During this phone call you will be given specific information regarding your medications, food and fluid intake and what time to arrive during this call. Please be aware, for most procedures, your arrival time will be 1 to 1 ½ hours before your scheduled surgery time. Please note that if we were provided with either a cell phone number or an email you will get Preoperative instructions sent to you in a text message with a link or via email.
You may call our pre-operative staff at any time with questions or concerns at 502-897.7401.
It is important for you to follow these guidelines before surgery to prevent delay or cancellations.
Food and Drink
Depending on the type of anesthesia your surgeon has chosen for you affects eating and drinking prior to your surgery. Your PreOp nurse will contact you about what you may eat or drink the day of your surgery.
Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours before your arrival.
No smoking/tobacco after midnight the night before your surgery.
Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body jewelry)
Please remove all these items before surgery.
Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over dressings.
Please leave valuables at home.
Notify The Center & Your Surgeon If:
- You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhea between your last visit to the surgeon and the day of your surgery.
- You suspect you may be pregnant.
- You are taking: diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, fish oil, or certain herbal medicines . You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery. You can discuss this with your surgeon.
What You Need The Day Of The Surgery:
- Information To Bring: Insurance cards, photo ID, Medicare or Medical Assistance information, numbers and addresses.
- Driver: You must plan to have someone drive you home. Do not plan to use taxis or other public transportation.
- Escort: A friend, relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 6-24 hours depending on what type of anesthesia was provided to you during your surgery.
- Legal Guardian: A legal guardian must be in the center AT ALL TIMES for children and dependent adults.
- Care For Children: If you have young children at home for whom you normally care for, plan for someone else to care for them for at least the first 24 hours following your surgery.
- Interpreter: If the patient cannot read or speak English we have a phone interpretation system available. If you are deaf and need assistance with sign language please call our scheduling office PRIOR to your surgery so that we can set up assistance for you, please contact the Scheduling department 502-213-0543 as soon as possible.