Pre-Operative Instructions

The staff at Surgisite Boston will call you 1 week prior to your surgery with your arrival time and instructions for day of surgery.

Please observe the pre-operative instructions that are provided to you by your Ophthalmologist. Schedule an appointment with your family doctor for a pre-operative examination if you have not done so within the last 30 days. Your ophthalmologist office will provide you with the paperwork needed. Conditions such as high blood pressure, heart trouble, urinary difficulties etc. should be under good control before surgery. Get any necessary pre-operative exams and EKG done according to instruction. These tests are important and surgery can’t be done without them

Please remember to bring your insurance cards to the surgery center on the day of your procedure! You can expect to be at the surgery center 2-3 hours for your procedure.

  • Arrange for a family member or friend to bring you to the Surgery Center the day of surgery and home again when discharged. You must not drive to or from the Surgery Center the day of surgery.
  • Continue to use routine medications from other doctors, including the day of surgery. Patients using Aspirin or blood thinners will receive information from the Surgeon’s office regarding use of these medications.
  • On the night before surgery, take a bath or shower and wash hair well. On the morning of surgery, wash face well with soap.
  • Men: Shave on the morning of surgery.
  • Women: Please do not wear makeup on the morning of surgery.
  • Denture wearers should wear dentures to surgery.
  • Wear a loose, short-sleeved shirt or blouse to surgery.
  • You may eat before your surgery unless you are having plastic surgery or retina surgery – then nothing to eat or drink for 6 hours before surgery.
  • Please call your surgeons office if you have any medical questions about your condition prior to surgery.