What to bring

O:n the day of your surgery, please bring:

  • Two forms of identification — one must be a picture ID
  • Your Preparing for Surgery folder with any special instructions from your doctor or nurse
  • All your medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, in the original bottles
  • Any x-rays or special test results related to your surgery if instructed by your doctor
  • Loose, comfortable clothing to wear home
  • Containers for eyeglasses, contact lenses, dentures or hearing aids
  • Copies of important papers, documents (living will, Health Care Power of Attorney)

Please bring the following items with you if necessary, but leave them in the car or with a family member until after your surgery:

  • Several pillows for a more comfortable ride home
  • Crutches or a walker for after surgery
  • Overnight bag with your personal care items
  • Assistive devices (walker, crutches, CPAP machine)