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Anesthesiology Patient Care at UWMC: Preparing for Surgery

Pre-Surgery Checklist

Please make sure that you have read and follow all of these instructions that have been outlined in the Preparing for Surgery page:

Follow the pre-surgery fasting guidelines
Follow the pre-surgery shower and shaving instructions
Do not use makeup, deodorant, lotions, hair products, or fragrances on the day of surgery.
If you are an outpatient and will be going home the same day as your surgery, you must have a responsible adult drive you home. You cannot drive yourself home or take a taxi or bus by yourself.
Remove all jewelry and body piercings.
Bring your medical insurance card and a photo ID with you.
Bring your pharmacy insurance card, Labor and Industry (L&I) claim number and card, and your Medicar e/Medicaid information, if you have them
Bring a method of payment for any co-pays for medicines needed after surgery
  • Pavilion Surgery Center accepts cash, check, or credit card.
  • Roosevelt Ambulatory Surgery Center accepts VISA or MasterCard only.
Bring a copy of your health care directive and/or durable power of attorney for health care if you want these placed in your medical record.
If you have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine at night to help you breathe, bring it with you.
Do not bring unattended minors with you. Children age 17 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times in the waiting room and other areas of the hospital.