Day of Surgery Instruction

Arrive promptly at the time instructed, usually 30-90 minutes prior to your surgery time. This will allow adequate time for all necessary admission procedures.

Please bring your insurance identification cards and photo ID. If special financial arrangements are necessary, please call the Raritan Valley Surgery Center prior to the day of surgery.

Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing. Leave all valuables, at home.

Items to bring with you include but are not limited to: a list of your current medications, prior obtained prescription for pain medication, containers for eye wear, medical equipment you may use or have received prior to your surgery, any important records such as living will or patient advocate forms and any comfort devices such as a pillow for the ride home.

Upon arrival, you will change into a hospital gown and slippers which we provide. You will be asked to remove contact lenses, dentures, jewelry and any prosthesis.

Your care throughout your stay will be closely monitored by our staff for your safety and comfort.

When you are fully awake, members of your family will be able to join you.

Each individual is different however you may expect to be in the recovery area 30 minutes-2 hours.