The Day of Surgery

Unity Point Health

As a reminder, you should have nothing to eat or drink after midnight unless you have been instructed otherwise by the pre-surgery nurse.

Please arrive at the hospital registration desk at your instructed time. This is typically two to three hours before surgery, but may vary based on your surgeon. The time of your surgery may change for many reasons, so there may be several calls to confirm your arrival time.

Bring insurance cards and photo ID

No lotions/powders/hair products/make-up/nail polish/jewelry

Please contact your surgeon’s office, or the Pre-Surgical Teaching department with any questions at 309-779-5960.