Your Procedure Day

Your Procedure Day

Before arriving at Memorial on the day of your procedure, there are certain things you should do to prepare.

  • Shower or bathe with antiseptic solution as instructed or with antibacterial soap.
  • Do not eat or drink (as instructed by the anesthesiologist).
  • Take your medications as instructed by the Admission & Testing Center staff.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Remove all makeup, including lipstick, mascara, and nail polish.
  • Remove all jewelry and contact lenses.
  • Bring your glasses, dentures, hearing aids, and C-Pap machine (if you use one at night) on the procedure day.
  • Bring all your medications in properly labeled containers.
  • Do not bring any valuables (money, wallet, purse, jewelry). Be sure to arrive at Memorial at the time indicated by the Admission & Testing Center nurse or as directed by your physician.

Remember to bring: 

  • A parent or legal guardian if patient is under 18 years of age.
  • Someone to accompany you, so they can drive you home.
  • A copy of your Advanced Directive or Living Will, if you have one, to be placed in your permanent medical record.
  • Your insurance card and driver’s license (if you have not been pre-registered).

Family and/or friends may wait with you in your room until your procedure. Please limit the number of family and friends to two or three.

While you are having your procedure, your family and friends may wait in your room or in the Surgery Visitor’s Lounge. If your family and friends leave this area, it is important to inform the staff at the desk.

Wireless Internet is available in the Outpatient Surgery Visitor’s Lounge.