Preparing for Surgery

Bring Your Records

A physical examination and various tests must be completed before your admission. Orthopedic Associates Surgery Center must have your physical examination and test results 5-7 days prior to your arrival. Please bring them with you unless your physician has taken care of this matter.

Arrange Travel

You must make arrangements to be driven home by a responsible adult and must also have a responsible adult with you for the 24 hours after surgery. If these arrangements are not made, your surgery may be postponed. If you have any special needs for the day of your surgery, please inform your surgeon.


Please bring a list of your current medication(s) on the day of surgery. This includes prescription, over the counter, herbal medications, and vitamins.

Do not take any herbal or diet medications prior to surgery. It is recommended that you stop using these 2 weeks before surgery. Please check with your physician regarding any prescription medication that you take.