Before Your Surgery - Same Day

Careful, thorough planning assures that you will have a safe, comfortable same-day surgery experience at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. Well in advance of your surgery, one of our nurses will call you to confirm your surgery and to go over preoperative instructions. These will include:

  • What type of clothing to wear
  • What medications to take
  • When to stop eating and drinking
  • When to arrive (usually 45 minutes before surgery start time).

During this call, feel free to ask any questions you might have concerning your surgery.

After you arrive for your surgery, we'll review the entire procedure with you. The anesthesiologist will talk about the anesthesia you will receive. Your family is welcome to be with you during these visits. Only after your questions are answered and you are ready for surgery, we'll begin the procedure.