Do not smoke. Refrain from smoking at least after midnight.
Bathe or shower. Unless otherwise instructed by your doctor, wash and scrub yourself thoroughly, preferably with antibacterial soap, to minimize the risk of infection. Be sure to scrub under fingernails and toenails and remove any nail polish.
Stop eating & drinking at midnight. Unless otherwise instructed, stop eating and drinking, INCLUDING water, coffee and medications at least 4 hours before your arrival time. Any medications, including pain pills you are taking, should be taken the day of surgery only if instructed by the staff and with only a small sip of water no later than four hours before your arrival time. If you have any questions, please call us.