Pre-Operative Consultation

Before your surgery or procedure, you will have a pre-operative consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. This consultation is an opportunity to discuss the details of the procedure, clarify any concerns or questions, and review your medical history and current health status.

Pre-Operative Instructions

Our team provides specific pre-operative instructions tailored to your needs. These instructions may include guidelines for fasting, medication management, and lifestyle adjustments before the surgery. Adhering to these instructions is crucial for the safety and effectiveness of the procedure.

Arrange Transportation and Support

Depending on the type of surgery or procedure and the anesthesia used, you will typically require another adult to accompany you on the day of the operation. It is essential to arrange transportation and support, especially if you anticipate being unable to drive or need assistance after the surgery.

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Purchase Medications in Advance

It is essential to obtain all prescribed medications well in advance of your surgery. This lets you have them on hand and ready to use immediately after the procedure. Ensure that you understand the proper dosage and administration of each medication and keep them in a safe place away from children or pets.

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Plan for Your Recovery

Discuss the expected recovery period and any necessary post-operative care with your surgeon. Some other preparation tips include:

  • Arrange for a comfortable and conducive environment at home to support your healing process
  • Ensure you have readily available prescribed medications, bandages, and necessary medical supplies
  • Arrange your home for optimal comfort
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Communicate Medications and Allergies

Inform our surgeon about medications you are currently taking, including:

  • Over-the-counter drugs
  • Herbal supplements
  • Vitamins

Additionally, make sure to disclose any allergies you may have to medications, latex, or other substances.

Arrange Time Off Work

Depending on the type of surgery or procedure, you may need to take time off work for recovery. Discuss the expected leave duration with your employer and make the necessary arrangements.

Stay Hydrated and Maintain a Healthy Diet

Before your surgery, focus on maintaining a balanced and healthy diet. Staying hydrated and nourished will contribute to your body's readiness for the procedure and promote better recovery.

Follow Pre-Surgery COVID-19 Guidelines

If required, adhere to any COVID-19 safety guidelines provided by our facility. This may include testing or other precautions to ensure a safe surgical environment.

Avoid Alcoholic Beverages

It is essential to refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours before your surgery or procedure. Alcohol can interfere with anesthesia and medications, potentially leading to complications during and after the procedure.

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A positive, supportive journey at HSA

Preparing for surgery or a procedure involves effective communication with your healthcare team, proper planning, and adhering to guidelines provided by your surgeon. Our dedicated staff is here to support you throughout the journey to ensure you have a positive and successful surgical experience.

We work with every patient to provide the best possible outcome, including pain relief, restored mobility, comfort, and function. If you have any questions or concerns, contact our team for assistance.

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