If you’re scheduled to have surgery at Grandview Medical Center, it’s important to pre-register for your visit and familiarize yourself with the campus.
Depending on your procedure, your surgeon may require you to recover in the hospital for one or more nights. It is important that you follow certain rules and restrictions prior to your surgery.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery, including water, gum or breathe mints, unless instructed otherwise by your physician. You may brush your teeth.
- Do not drink any alcoholic beverages.
- If you smoke, try to decrease smoking at least 48 hours prior to surgery.
- Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and shoes. Pajamas, robes and slippers are not necessary for same day surgery, unless you wish to wear them home.
As part of your surgical care, staff members will ask you or your family questions regarding patient identification, and depending on the type of procedure, the surgical site will be marked. One person will be allowed to stay in the room with you in Prep & Recovery. The receptionist will let you know where your family may wait. A surgery waiting area is available for a limited number of visitors and is located on the 4th floor.
Surgical patients may park on Level 4 of the public parking deck. For your convenience, this level directly connects to surgical patient admitting. Please note that the parking deck requires a fee to exit. You are not allowed to drive for 24 hours following surgery, and you will need to make sure that someone is at the hospital to drive you home following your surgery.