If your surgery is non-emergent, prior to the day of the surgery, you will come to the hospital to meet with one of our pre-op teaching nurses. They will instruct you on when to stop eating, drinking, using tobacco products, the use of Hibiclens liquid soap, and what medications (if any) to take the morning of surgery. Any pre-operative testing required will be ordered during this visit.
After arriving at the hospital the day of surgery, an IV will be started to administer fluids and medications. You will meet with your anesthesiologist and receive a medication that may cause drowsiness. After surgery, patients are taken to a special recovery area where blood pressure, pulse, respirations and temperature are monitored.
Once a patient is stable, awake and alert they will be discharged home with a responsible adult.
For more information about any surgical procedure, call (970) 644-3300.
To find out more about your procedure, visit Medline Plus
, or our library
to learn more about Community Hospital's Procedure Center.