Possibly. Often facilities have guidelines for the removal or non-removal of undergarments. Removal is usually a requirement if your surgical case is beyond 2 hours, in which case a catheter may be need to be placed. However, i imagine that this request would not be denied if the case is short and the surgeon anticipates no need for catheter placement. Talk to your surgeon and facility about your request.
Depends. This is really a facility dependent concern. Hospitals and surgery centers all have their own policies. However, I have never had a location decline a patient's request to wear their undergarments if they are not going to be a hindrance. The only time i can think they would decline this, is when the length of surgery requires that a catheter may need to be placed. Read more...