Skip site navigation to the site search.

Before My Surgery

A Pre- Surgical Assessment Nurse will call you prior to your surgery to collect information about your health to expedite your admission process.

You will also receive a call from our business office two business days before your scheduled procedure to inform you of your time of arrival.

  If you have not received a call the day before your surgery or have additional questions please call us at 860-247-5555.

It is important for you to follow these guidelines before surgery to prevent delay or cancellations.

Return to Top

Fasting instructions will be given to you in advance of your surgery by our Pre-Surgical Assessment Nurse.

Alcohol
Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours before your arrival.

Smoking
No smoking after midnight the night before your surgery.

Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body jewelry)
Please remove all these items before surgery.

Clothing
Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over dressings.

Valuables
Please leave valuables at home. 

Return to Top

Notify The Center & Your Surgeon If:

  • You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhea between your last visit to the surgeon and the day of your surgery.
  • You suspect you may be pregnant.
  • You are taking: diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, or certain herbal medicines.  You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery.  You can discuss this with your surgeon. 

What You Need The Day Of The Surgery:

  • Information To Bring: Insurance cards, photo ID, Medicare or Medical Assistance information, numbers and addresses.
  • Driver: You must plan to have someone drive you home.  Do not plan to use taxis or other public transportation.
  • Escort: A friend, relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.
  • Legal Guardian: A legal guardian must be in the center AT ALL TIMES for children and dependent adults.
  • Care For Children: If you have young children at home for whom you normally care for, plan for someone else to care for them for at least the first 24 hours following your surgery. 
  • Interpreter: If the patient cannot read, speak English or use sign language, and interpreter is required.  If you need assistance arranging for an interpreter, please contact the Pre-Surgical Assessment Nurse 860-247-5555 as soon as possible. 

    Return to Top