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Out-Patient Surgery


Bacon County Hospital and Health System Out-Patient Surgery
Please follow instructions carefully

1. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY BEFORE YOUR SURGERY.


2. If you usually take a heart or blood pressure pill in the morning, please take your usual dose on the morning of your surgery at 6:00 am with 1 sip of water. Please do not take any other daily medications. If you are a diabetic we will check your blood sugar upon your arrival to the hospital and administer insulin if needed. If you are having any unusual symptoms please report immediately to the Bacon County Hospital and Health System ER or call 911.


3. STOP-THESE MEDICATIONS

Stop Aspirin and arthritis medication 3 days prior to your procedure
Stop Coumadin and other blood thinners 3 days prior to your procedure
Stop Plavix 7 days prior to your procedure


4. Call the doctor if you develop a fever, a rash, a sore throat or cough, nasal congestion or any other symptom of a cold or flu. You may be asked to reschedule your procedure.


5. Please leave your contact lenses, glasses, and dentures at home; or, be prepared to have a family member keep up with these items. We cannot be held accountable for keeping up with patients personal belongings.


6. If you are unable to keep your surgery appointment or if you are going to be late, please call your doctor or notify the Bacon County Hospital and Health System Out-Patient Surgery Department at 632-8961 extension 1025.


7. Please do not bring small children with you to the hospital.


8. Leave all jewelry including watches and other valuables at home.


9. The average length of stay, from the time you arrive until discharge is approximately two to four hours. The time may vary depending on circumstances.


10. A responsible adult MUST be able to drive you home after discharge and be available to help you during your recovery at home.


11. Please call the Bacon County Hospital and Health System 632-8961 extension 1025, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on the day before your procedure to find out what time you should arrive at the hospital.

All tests require a physician's order, and some tests require an appointment. Patients must register in Admissions before tests can be performed.