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The Day Before Surgery | Preparing for Surgery | Morristown Medical Center | NJ

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The Day Before Surgery

The day before you have surgery at Morristown Medical Center or Morristown Medical Ambulatory Surgery Center (111 Madison Ave.):

  • Fasting is required before most surgical procedures. Generally, you should not eat (this includes gum, candy and mints), drink (including water) or smoke anything after midnight, the night before your surgery. However, your fasting requirements will be individualized based on the type and time of your surgery, as well as your medical history. Your surgeon or preoperative (pre-op) nurse will discuss your fasting requirements with you prior to surgery.

  • Arrange for an adult to take you home after surgery. Ambulatory surgery patients MUST have someone stay with them for 12 hours after discharge.

  • Call your surgeon if you have a rash, fever, cold, cough or wheeze, or you are feeling ill.

  • Your surgeon or pre-op nurse will advise you what medications (if any) you should take prior to surgery. If you're told to take medications prior to surgery, you may take them with an ounce of water
  • Make sure you know how to get to the surgery center.

 

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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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