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

No eating, drinking or smoking after midnight on the day prior to your procedure. This includes water, gum, chewing tobacco, mints or candy. 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 Canyon Surgery Center. Please bring your glasses and a case to protect them from damage.

Leave all jewelry, piercings and nonessential valuables at home.