Before Surgery

Things to remember the day before surgery:

  • Notify your surgeon if there is a change in your physical condition, i.e. cold, fever, etc..
  • Make arrangements for a family member or friend to accompany you to and from the NorthStar Surgical Center.
  • Prior to your procedure discuss with your surgeon any use of blood-thinner type medications (i.e. Coumadin, Plavix, Asprin, etc.).
  • Please bring appropriate cases for eyeglasses and contact lenses, they may not be worn during surgery.
  • Have all your necessary papers or files from your doctor's office sent to us.
  • Bring all applicable insurance information and cards.
  • Get directions to NorthStar Surgical Center.
  • Review our information for patients and visitors and bring all completed and signed documents with you.
  • It is imperative that you have no food or drink - even water - after