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1. Precautions Before Surgery

A.         Before surgery you need to fast, do not eat or drink anything after midnight. If you have hypertension, please take your antihypertensive medication on the day of the surgery. Do not take your anti-hyperglycemic medication if you have diabetes. 

B.         The night before surgery, please clean the surgical site with mild soap or shower gel.

C.         Do not over take the counter medication. Do not smoke or drink after midnight.

D.         You will need to bring your own assistive device (ex: four point walker) to the hospital. If you do not have an assistive device, it is convenient for you to buy one at the Rehabilitation Center.