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Surgery Patient Instructions

Patients are asked to arrive two hours before their scheduled surgery. The patient's family and friends are welcome to wait in the family waiting area. The nurse will inform the patient's visitors when the surgery begins and the doctor will visit the family after surgery.

Family members who are unable to wait at the hospital may leave a telephone number where they can be contacted. After surgery, the patient will go to the post-anesthesia care unit, and will return to day surgery or an assigned room when stable. When a patient is discharged from day surgery, arrangements must be made for a ride home.

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