Before Your Surgery Checklist

For your health and safety, some laboratory tests or medical clearance may be required prior to your procedure. Your surgeon or Surgery Center of Raritan Valley Surgery Center may ask you to visit your family doctor to obtain the necessary tests or clearance within 30 days of your procedure.

Within a week of your scheduled procedure a nurse from Raritan Valley Surgery Center will call you to confirm your surgery time. They will ask you questions regarding your past and current medical conditions, allergies and medications you are taking. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have, and be sure to let them know of any special needs.

The nurse will instruct you as to what time you are to stop eating and drinking prior to surgery.

If you take medication for any conditions, ask your doctor and/or the Raritan Valley Surgery Center nurse whether or not to take it the day of your surgery.

For women, if there is a possibility that you are pregnant, please notify your doctor and/or the Raritan Valley Surgery Center nurse.

Leave all valuables at home, including watches, rings, jewelry and wallets.

Please notify your surgeon of any change in your health, such as a cold, fever or sore throat.

For your safety, a responsible adult MUST be available to drive you home after your procedure. Your ride is required to wait at the facility for you until you are discharged.

Children, age 17 years and younger or incapacitated adults must be accompanied by a person with legal guardianship.

You will receive a call for Raritan Valley Surgery Center business office staff regarding your financial information and responsibilities.