A Health History Nurse will call you prior to your surgery to collect information about your health.
To expedite your Pre Op phone call, please enter and complete your medical history information online through One Medical Passport. A Nurse will call you 1-3 days before your surgery, review special instructions and answer any questions you have. If you have not received a call by 4 p.m. the day before your surgery or have additional questions please call us at 402-398-6152.
It is important for you to follow these guidelines before surgery to prevent delay or cancellations.
Food and Drink
The night before your surgery you may eat a light meal up to 6 hours prior to your procedure.
You may have clear liquids – no dairy, cream or fats- 2 hours prior to your procedure. Clear liquids include water, clear tea and black coffee (no cream or sugar). You may brush your teeth remembering not to swallow anything.
Pain patients to follow their physician’s office instructions. The nurse will review your guidelines for eating and drinking during your Pre Op phone call.
Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours before your arrival.
No smoking/tobacco after midnight the night before your surgery.
Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body jewelry)
Please remove all these items before surgery.
Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over dressings.
Please leave valuables at home.
Notify The Center & Your Surgeon If:
- You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhea between your last visit to the surgeon and the day of your surgery.
- You suspect you may be pregnant.
- You are taking: diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, or certain herbal medicines. You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery. You can discuss this with your surgeon.
What You Need The Day Of The Surgery:
- Information To Bring: Insurance cards, photo ID, Payment Information (if applicable) numbers and addresses.
- Driver: You must plan to have someone drive you home. Do not plan to use taxis or other public transportation.
- Escort: A friend, relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.
- Legal Guardian: A legal guardian must be in the center AT ALL TIMES for children and dependent adults.
- Care For Children: If you have young children at home for whom you normally care for, plan for someone else to care for them for at least the first 24 hours following your surgery.
- Interpreter: If the patient cannot read, speak English or use sign language, an interpreter is required. If you need assistance arranging for an interpreter, please contact the Front Office at 402-398-5665, as soon as possible.