Surgical Guidelines

Here are some pre- and post- operative guidelines to know when you are going into surgery or having a procedure done at EMMC:
  • Several days before your operation or procedure, ask about any food or drink restrictions, including when you must start these restrictions and how long.
  • Leave valuables at home.
  • You may need to have someone handle paperwork, get any post-operation or procedure instructions, or drive you home. Please plan ahead with a family member or a friend to help you out.
  • You may wish to bring something to read.
  • Remember to bring personal identification, including an ID card and any insurance information.
  • Arrive promptly on the day of your procedure/operation.
  • Remember to communicate! Feel free to ask any questions before or after your procedure/operation.
  • To avoid risk of infection, wash your hands frequently and ask your family members to wash their hands frequently as well.
  • Before the operation begins, you will be asked to confirm your name and what operation/procedure you are having. You may also be asked to identify the specific body part on which the procedure/operation is being performed. This is part of standard safety procedure.