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Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing so that you can change easily after surgery. Do not wear makeup, nail polish or jewelry. Bring your health insurance card and insurance forms with you. Leave all valuable items at home. Bring any X-rays, MRI scans, lab studies, physician orders, etc. that may relate to your surgery.
Our surgeons operate at three facilities: Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City, Ambulatory Surgery Center in Palo Alto and Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto. Your surgery scheduler will confirm the surgery location with you.
When you arrive
To ensure that there is adequate time to fill out the necessary forms and prepare for surgery, please arrive at your designated facility at least two hours before your scheduled procedure. Family members and friends are welcome to join you.
Upon arrival at the facility, please register at the Patient Registration Area located inside the reception area. You will then be escorted to a preparation room, where you'll be asked to change into a hospital gown. At this time, a nurse will perform a simple physical examination to check your weight, blood pressure and temperature. From the pre-operative area, you will then be taken to the operating suite for your procedure. During the time that you are in surgery, your family and friends are welcome to wait in the reception area.