It's natural to be anxious before surgery. However, by preparing and taking an active role in your healthcare, you can help ensure a safe and comfortable procedure and recovery. Here are a few tips:
Follow any pre-surgery instructions you receive, like fasting for 12 hours or refraining from smoking.
Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before surgery.
Provide as much medical history as you can, including information about allergies and medications you take.
Ask questions about your procedure and follow-up treatment.
On the day of your surgery,wear loose, comfortable clothing and low-heeled shoes. Do not wear contact lenses or jewelry.
Have a plan for when you are discharged from the hospital.
You're in good hands Harrison’s Surgical Services treats more than 15,000 people each year at its state-of-the-art facilities in Bremerton and Silverdale. Visit harrisonmedical.org/surgery or talk to your doctor to learn more.