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What surgery patients should know


Our surgery staff looks forward to caring for you. Here are some ways you can help, too:

  1. Fill out and bring your two-page medical history document the day of your appointment or the day of your pre-registration
  2. Review your patient packet, paying special attention to the Anesthesia Risk and Pain Control sections. Your anesthesiologist will meet with you just prior to your procedure
  3. Bring your Advanced Directive (Durable Power of Attorney for healthcare) if you have one
  4. Stop using diet drugs and herbal supplements two weeks prior to surgery, due to possible harmful interactions with anesthesia. If you have questions, call your surgeon or call (530) 274-6619
  5. Please follow all instructions you are given about eating and drinking the day before your surgery
  6. It is vitally important to call your surgeon if you develop a cold, fever or any signs of infection
  7. If you are going home following your procedure, you must have a ride. The hospital recommends that a responsible adult stay with you for 24 hours after your procedure

On the day of surgery:

  • Take your medications as instructed by us
  • You may brush your teeth
  • Please do not wear lotions, makeup or jewelry
  • Leave all jewelry and valuables at home
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