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Preparing for Your Surgery - Bringing Someone With You

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Pre-Operative Instructions

Please click a link below for the appropriate patient instruction checklist:

Adult Patients

Pediatric Patients

Pediatric Patient Instruction Checklist

Preparing for your Surgery

  1. Smoking and Tobacco Cessation
  2. Why can't I have anything to eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery?
  3. What about my medications?General information is listed below. Your admission access nurse will direct you on what medications to take before your procedure.
  4. What if I feel ill before my procedure?
  5. How should I get ready?
  6. What should I bring with me?
  7. Should someone come with me?
  • Please have one responsible adult accompany you the day of your surgery/procedure.
  • Two visitors - family members or friends - are welcome, but no children under 12 years of age, for their safety and the safety of our compromised patients.
  • One family member/companion should stay within the facility during your stay to receive instructions from the surgical team.

Services Available

  • Internet Access is available in the Surgical Waiting Lounge, as well as reading material and TV.
  • The cafeteria is open for your family while they wait and family paging devices with in-house service are available for your convenience and peace of mind, should you decide to step away from the waiting area.
  • A parent or guardian of a patient under 18 must stay in the facility until the patient is discharged.
  • A responsible person must be prepared to drive you home. Driving yourself home is NOT permitted. If you do not have a responsible person to drive you home, your procedure will be cancelled.
  • A responsible adult should be prepared to care for you for the first 24 hours after your procedure.

Contact info

McLaren Port Huron
Surgical Services
Second Floor
1221 Pine Grove Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060

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