The Day of Surgery

The Day of Surgery

At Home
  • Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions for eating, drinking, and taking medications, supplements, and other remedies
  • Do not put on makeup, nail polish, or jewelry
  • Shower or bathe, and wash our hair
  • Wear clothes that will be easy to put on after surgery
  • Bring a case for glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids or dentures, if you wear them
  • Gather lab test results, insurance forms, and any other information you’ve been asked to provide (see checklist).
At the Hospital (you may):
  • Sign release forms (if you haven’t already), including a consent form for surgery and anesthesia. Read these carefully
  • Answer questions. For example, you may be asked (more than once) your name, what your surgery is, and if you have any allergies. This helps ensure your safety and the success of your surgery.
  • Put on an ID bracelet, a hospital gown, and a cap. You may need to wear special socks/ stockings.
  • Empty your bladder and bowels. You may also have an enema, depending on the type of surgery (some patients may have the enema at home).
  • Have your vital signs checked—heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, etc.
  • Have your skin marked to be sure surgery is done on the correct part of your body.
  • Take medication to help you relax or fall asleep. You may also be given other medications.
  • Have your skin cleaned around the surgical site. It may also be shaved.
  • Receive an intravenous line to provide needed fluids during the operation.
  • Lie on a stretcher for your trip to the O.R. (some patients may go on foot or by wheelchair).
In the Operating Room
  • The lights may be bright and the air may feel cool
  • Your O.R. team will be dressed in sterile gowns, masks, hair coverings, globes, etc. for your protection. Some team members may also wear special glasses or face shields.
  • You will be moved from the stretcher to the operating table. A strap will keep you in place.
  • Monitors will be placed on your body to monitor your vital signs.
  • You will receive anesthesia. But, depending on your procedure, it may be:
    • General:
      • Affecting your entire body. Anesthetics may be given intravenously and/or inhaled as a gas. As the anesthetics travel to your brain:
        • You’ll feel dizzy or drowsy
        • You’ll lose consciousness quickly
        • Your body functions will slow down.
      • You will be given oxygen through a face mask or an oxygen tube gently inserted through your mouth into your windpipe.
    • Regional:
      • Affecting a section of your body. You will remain awake the anesthetic may be injected to numb:
        • A limb
        • The entire lower half of your body, or just one side.
    • Local:
      • Affecting only the surgical site. A local anesthetic may be:
        • Injected
        • Given in other ways (applied as a cream or spray, for example).

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