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What happens on the day of surgery?

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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Double/check plan

It depends upon the nature of surgery.
If done under sedation or anesthesia you should not eat or drink for at least 8 hours. The receiving staff will double check your name, the procedure to be done, and the site and mark the site. This will be repeated by the anesthesia and surgical staff in the operating room. Knowing what will occur in advance should helps relieve fear and uncertainty.

In brief: Double/check plan

It depends upon the nature of surgery.
If done under sedation or anesthesia you should not eat or drink for at least 8 hours. The receiving staff will double check your name, the procedure to be done, and the site and mark the site. This will be repeated by the anesthesia and surgical staff in the operating room. Knowing what will occur in advance should helps relieve fear and uncertainty.
Dr. Hill Hastings
Dr. Hill Hastings
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In brief: Prep and sleep

Arrive 1-2 hours early.
Get antibiotics if needed. Get prepped. Read the consent carefully.

In brief: Prep and sleep

Arrive 1-2 hours early.
Get antibiotics if needed. Get prepped. Read the consent carefully.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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