Follow your physician’s instructions for taking, or temporarily stopping medicines, especially those for heart problems, blood pressure, diabetes and/or seizures. Medications such as anti-inflammatories, blood thinners or herbal remedies, typically must be stopped at least 7 days prior to your procedure.

Midnight Before Surgery

Do not eat anything after midnight the night before your surgery. This includes: ice chips, candy, gum, breath mints, chapstick, biotene and etc. Clear liquids must be stopped 6 hours prior to your admitting time. If your procedure is later in the day, your physician or pre-op nurse will provide you with further instructions.

Clothing, Contacts, Valuables

Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes that are easily removed. Shoulder surgery patients should wear or bring a large shirt that zips or buttons in the front.  

Do not wear contact lenses to Prescott Outpatient Surgical Center. Please bring your glasses and a case to protect them from damage.

Leave all jewelry, piercings and nonessential valuables at home.