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After your surgery has been scheduled, a registered nurse will call you to review your prior medical history for preoperative planning. Surgery schedules often change. If you have not heard from our nursing staff, please call 586.427.1000 at least one business day before your surgery to verify your arrival time.

To ensure your surgery/procedure can be performed, please follow these safety rules:

  • Food and Drink: Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery, including water, juice, coffee, chewing gum, mints, etc. Do not drink alcoholic beverages or take recreational drugs 48 hours prior to surgery.
  • Smoking: Do not smoke immediately before or after your surgery/procedure.
  • Medications: Please talk with your doctor about any medication you are currently taking such as blood pressure and/or diabetic medicine. Over-the-Counter drugs such as Aspirin, Tylenol, or Advil should also be discussed. Do not take any medications after midnight the night before your surgery, unless ordered by the doctor.
  • Bathing / Showering: You should bathe or shower the night before or the morning of your surgery. This minimizes the chance of infection. Do not use lotions, gels, hairspray, cologne, perfume, deodorant or powders the day of surgery.