You will be asked to arrive at the hospital at least 1 1/2 hours before your operation. Go to the Same Day Surgery Unit on the 10th floor of the Victoria Building, Victoria General site.
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery. Your surgery will be cancelled if you eat or drink after this time. Nausea and vomiting are more likely to happen during or shortly after your operation if you eat or drink.
Note to patients not staying overnight in hospital: You will need to have someone with you to take you home at the end of the operation. Your surgery will be cancelled if you do not have a drive home. Under no circumstance will you be allowed to drive yourself home – you are legally impaired for 24 hours.
Stop smoking at least 24 hours before your operation. Smoking can make your recovery harder and can delay healing. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the hospital grounds. This includes electronic cigarettes.
Do not bring valuables to the hospital. The hospital is not responsible for them.
The nurse will ask you several health questions and take your vital signs.
Tell the nurse if you have any food or drug allergies.
You may need blood tests.
The oral surgeon may speak with you if he or she hasn’t yet.
If the surgeon asks you to, please bring your dentures to the Operating Room in a denture cup that the nurse will give you.
You will be asked to change into a hospital gown. Please do not wear any undergarments.
Please give the nurse the name and phone number of the person you want contacted after your operation.
Note to those waiting: Patients who are having preprosthetic surgery are usually in the Operating Room and recovery area for 2-6 hours. The length of time depends on the type of surgery needed. At the end of the operation, the surgeon will contact a friend or family member when asked to do so by the patient.