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The day before surgery

You will be called on the last work-day before your surgery between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to confirm the time of your registration and the time of your surgery.

Your registration time could be as early as 6 a.m.

Patients who do not read or speak English must bring a translator with them

  • Inform your Surgeon's office if you have a cold, fever or illness of any kind; your operation date may need to be changed
  • If for any other reason you cannot attend your surgery date, please contact the surgeon's office and also call 414-480-6100 ext. 85141;  please ensure that you call at least 48 hours before your surgery date. A recorded message will prompt you to provide information

Planning ahead

  • If you are staying in hospital overnight you need to pack a small bag that a friend or family member can bring to your room after surgery; items to include: toothbrush, toothpaste, hearing aids, hair supplies, soap and other toiletries, housecoat, socks, and slippers
  • DO NOT BRING money, jewelry or valuables; the hospital will not take responsibility for your belongings
  • If you are going home the same day, you MUST have a responsible adult drive you home and stay with you overnight; the TTC bus is not acceptable
  • If you are going home the same day as your surgery, your clothes and belongings will be given to your companion for safe keeping and bring them to you once you have settled into your post-operative bed
  • Lockers are also available for patients having day surgery
  • Call family or friends who may be able to help you after surgery; plan for one of them to be with you the day you go home
  • Arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home when you are discharged from the hospital