Should I take my usual daily medication?


We generally request that you take your medication before leaving home. Diabetic medications will be individualized. We will usually hold diabetic medicines and manage your sugar at the Hospital. You should be contacted before your surgery leaving no doubts in your mind as to which medications you should take. Please bring all your medications with [...]

Should I take my usual daily medication?2019-08-04T20:46:39+00:00

Why must I refrain from eating and/or drinking prior to surgery?


You refrain from eating and/or drinking prior to surgery in order to prevent the risks of aspirating gastric contents during your surgery. This complication is very serious and you need to strictly abide by our recommendations. This has nothing to do with nausea and vomiting after your surgery as some think. We have very clear [...]

Why must I refrain from eating and/or drinking prior to surgery?2019-08-04T20:46:02+00:00

What should I wear?


Please wear comfortable clothing. Button-down shirts or blouses are best. Wear comfortable shoes. Leave all jewelry at home, including body-piercing jewelry. If you wear contact lenses, you will probably have to remove them for the surgery, so consider bringing your glasses. If you have to wear your contacts, please bring contact solution and contacts case. [...]

What should I wear?2019-08-04T20:45:16+00:00

What if I cannot make my appointment?


Please notify the surgeon and the Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma at 405-635-3036 as early as possible if you cannot make your scheduled appointment. Early notification can help us better accommodate you and other patients.

What if I cannot make my appointment?2019-08-04T20:44:41+00:00

May I pre-register for my surgery?


Yes. We strongly encourage you to have completed all the registration forms before the day of surgery. We prefer that you simply walk in the day of your surgery and be shown to your room rather than fill out pages of paperwork.

May I pre-register for my surgery?2019-08-04T20:43:41+00:00

Do I need to visit the hospital before my surgery date?


All patients will need an up-to-date medical history and physical form. Some may need blood tests, EKG or x-rays. Your surgeon will advise where you will have this done. Some patients may choose to come to the Hospital before their surgery date to complete paperwork or make payments. We strongly recommend that you complete all [...]

Do I need to visit the hospital before my surgery date?2019-08-04T20:42:22+00:00
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