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Getting Ready for Outpatient Surgery (6033)

Getting Ready for Outpatient Surgery (6033) - Clinical Hub, Patient Education, Health and Nutrition Facts For You, OB, GYN, Womens Health, Infertility


Getting Ready for Outpatient Surgery
Women’s Health Clinic

Type of Surgery: ___________________________________
Date of Surgery: _____________________________________________
Location: ___________________________________________________

Before Surgery

The hospital staff will call you the day before to let you know the time to arrive.

_____ You must arrange for an adult to drive you home and stay with you that night.
_____ No aspirin or Advil for 7 days before surgery; Tylenol may be used instead as needed.
_____ No alcohol for 24 hours before surgery.
_____ Please call your clinic to report any cold, fever or illness.
_____ Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. Don’t swallow
water in the morning when brushing your teeth.
_____ Shower the night before or the morning of surgery; do not use any body lotions, powders, or
perfumes after your shower.
_____ Remove all jewelry, piercings, make-up, nail polish and fake nails.
_____ Remove contact lenses; wear glasses; bring labeled glass case.
_____ Remove dentures; let us know if you have loose teeth.

After Surgery

_____ Do not drive a car for 24 hours after surgery or while on narcotic pain medicine.
_____ Take pain medicine when pain first starts. Do not drive while taking opioid pain medicine. It
can make you drowsy.

You will meet with your doctor before your surgery. The doctor will answer any questions you may
have. After surgery you will go to the recovery room for about 2 hours. Your doctor may have you
stay for the night if there are any concerns.

Please call your clinic if you have any questions.

UW Health- Managed OB Clinics
UW Health West OB/GYN
451 Junction Rd
Madison WI 53717
(608) 265-7601
UW Health Benign Gynecology
600 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53792
(608) 263-6240

UW Health
Gynecology/Oncology Clinic
600 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53792
(608) 263-1548

UWMF- Managed OB Clinics
OB/GYN Clinic
20 S. Park, Suite 307
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 287-2830

Union Corners Clinic
2402 Winnebago St
Madison, WI 53704
West Towne
7102 Mineral Point
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 828-7610
5543 East Cheryl
Fitchburg, WI 53711
(608) 274-5300
UW Arboretum OB/GYN Clinic
1102 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 287-5898

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