If you are planning on going home the day of your surgery, we suggest that you bring:
that was requested by the pre-surgery staff, such as lists of
medications, insurance cards, living will, durable power of attorney (if appropriate), etc.
- A list of important phone numbers, including those of family or friends you might need to call while you are at the hospital.
any surgical garments, slings, crutches, braces, shoes that your
surgeon’s office has instructed you to purchase or has provided to you.
or guardians of children are encouraged to bring the children’s
”security” item, like a blanket or favorite stuffed animal.
If your surgery requires a planned hospital stay, have your family or friends bring your other belongings the next day, such as:
- Eyeglasses, contacts, hearing aids, if needed, and their cases.
closing mid-calf to knee-length robe (a longer robe makes walking
difficult) with loose fitting arms. Avoid over-the-head styles.
- House shoes with non-skid soles, closed heel and toe. Gym shoes are fine.
- The hospital will provide you with a gown to wear in bed, but you may bring your own pajamas if you wish.
- Underwear and gym shorts or loose fitting pants.
devices, such as crutches or a walker. If you already have these, have
someone bring them to the hospital after surgery. If not, they will be
provided for you to take home when you leave the hospital.
- Do not bring credit cards, jewelry, valuable items or more than five dollars in cash.