Most surgeries are outpatient day surgery. You will be asked to arrive 1 ½ to 2 hours prior to your surgery. This allows time for registration and preparing you for surgery, including starting an IV, changing into proper clothes and meeting again with anesthesia and your hand surgeon.
While we try our best to not make changes to your schedule, please understand that occasionally we may need to rearrange the surgical schedule resulting in changes to your arrival time. We will notify you in the event of a change to your scheduled surgical time.
Occasionally there may be unavoidable delays in the operating room during the course of the day which may alter the actual time of your surgery. While we make every effort to avoid this inconvenience, we do appreciate you understanding and cooperation.
Click here to view Hand Surgery Anesthesia Information.
Note: To view pdf files, you need Adobe Reader or another PDF file viewer.
After your surgery, you will move to the recovery room until you are fully awake, and you are comfortable. You will also be given something to eat and drink prior to your discharge. Once you are ready to go home, you will be given post-operative instructions from your nurse.
Please remember you need to have someone you know drive you home. Taxi rides home are not permitted.
It is preferable once you return home to begin eating and drinking fluids prior to taking the prescribed pain medication.