What should I do before my surgery?
  • Diet

    Eat your normal diet unless instructed otherwise by your nurse coordinator. DO NOT EAT OR DRINK anything after midnight before your surgery.

  • Medications

    You will be instructed by your nurse coordinator on which medications to continue or stop on the morning of surgery.

  • Shower

    You will be required to shower with one anti-microbial soap the evening before surgery and one anti-microbial soap on the morning of surgery before you come to the hospital.

    The anti-microbial soaps will be provided to you on the pre-operative day.

What should I do on the day of my surgery?
What will happen during surgery?
How long will my surgery take?
Who will update my family of the surgery progress?
Will I require blood transfusion during surgery?
Where will I go after my surgery?
When will my breathing tube be removed?
How do I lower my risk for pneumonia?

Incentive spirometer.

How will my pain be managed?
When can I eat or drink?
How long will I be in the ICU?
How long will I be in the hospital?
What are my restrictions after surgery?
When can I drive?
How much walking/exercise will I need after the surgery?

Activity checklist.