Day Of Surgery
Upon Arrival At The Surgery Center
Arrive at the Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center 90 minutes before your scheduled surgery. On occasion, unforeseen circumstances require that we adjust surgery times. We will keep you informed if we are ahead of schedule or of any delays.
Please remember Do NOT eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery (sometimes referred to as “NPO”). Exceptions to this rule are rare and should be discussed with your anesthesiologist.
If you are ill with fever, chest cold, vomiting or diarrhea just before the day of your surgery, please contact your surgeon’s office; he or she may contact us to discuss the possibility of postponing your procedure.
Day Of Surgery Checklist
Do NOT eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery, except any medications that your physician has suggested the morning of surgery with a small sip of water. The list of those medications may include:
- Cardiac/heart medications (especially Beta blocker medications)
- Most anti-hypertensives (blood pressure medications)
- Cholesterol medications
- Bronchodilators (inhaled medications for the lungs)
- Reflux and heartburn medications (Prilosec, Nexium, Zantac, Protonix but NOT Tums, Rolaids or similar chalky medications)
- Anticonvulsants (seizure medications)
- Thyroid replacement (Synthroid and others)
- Steroids (prednisone and others)
- Parkinson disease medications
- Birth control pills
- Opioids or narcotic medications if needed for pain control and only if they do not contain ibuprofen