Before Surgery

Things you should be aware of before your surgery:

Please bring to your appointment a form of photo identification, your insurance cards and a copy of your referral should your insurance company require one.

You should eat the day of surgery and it is recommended that you bring something to eat and drink to your surgery appointment.

You should plan on the being at your appointment for a minimum of 3 hours and sometimes up to 6 hours.

You should take all of your usual medications as directed, unless instructed to do otherwise by the prescribing physician.

It is recommended to have Tylenol available at home for post-operative pain.

Many of our patients leave with a two layer bandage. The top layer is a compression dressing which will be removed 24 hours after your appointment unless otherwise instructed by Dr. Toner. The clinical staff will review your post-operative wound care instructions with you based on your specific surgery.

Please make our staff aware if you are taking a blood thinning agent, such as aspirin, and/or antibiotics at the time of surgery.

It is recommended that you do not have physical activities planned or travel plans for the first week after surgery.

It is recommended that you do not consume alcohol 24 hours prior to surgery or 48 hours after surgery.

You may need someone to be able to transport you home after your procedure. Please discuss this with one of our staff members when you make your appointment.