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NovaMed Surgery Center of Cleveland

Preparing for Your Surgery

Any special lab work or x-rays necessary for your procedure will be arranged by your physician prior to the date of your surgery.

*Please notify the nursing staff during your preoperative interview if you have a Latex Allergy.

Advance Directives:

You have the right to make an informed decision concerning your care. It is the Surgery Center’s preference to sustain life with extraordinary efforts should the need arise and thus The Surgery Center of Cleveland does not honor “Do Not Resuscitate” orders. In the case of an emergency, you will be resuscitated and transferred to a higher level of care. Please bring a copy of your Advance Directive with you on the day of your procedure. If you do not have an Advance Directive, a copy will be made available to you upon request prior to your procedure date. For more information on Advance Directives you may go to:

If you have an infection, fever, or noticeable change in your health since your last visit, inform your doctor.

Eat a light supper on the day before the surgery unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.

DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. (This includes candy, water, coffee, chewing gum, etc.) If you eat or drink anything, your surgery may be cancelled and rescheduled. Routine medications authorized by your physician may be taken with a small sip of water.

  • Follow all specific instruction given by your physician.
  • If possible, refrain from using any form of tobacco at least 24 hours prior to surgery.

The above guidelines are for general anesthesia cases. However, even if you are scheduled for Local anesthesia, a change could occur. Therefore, these guidelines should be followed unless directed otherwise by your physician or the Surgery Center staff.

For Surgery

YOU MAY NOT DRIVE AFTER SURGERY. A responsible adult must accompany you to and from the Surgery Center.

  • A photo ID is required the day of your surgery.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to get into after your surgery.
  • All valuables should be left at home.
  • Contact lenses may not be worn during surgery. Please bring lens case.
  • Younger children may bring a favorite toy or blanket.
  • Remove all make-up and false eyelashes.