The morning of your surgery
Bathe/shower with the antibacterial soap that was provided to you during your pre-operative visit. If you did not have a pre-operative visit, bathe/shower with an antibacterial soap that does not contain lotions in it such as Dial, Lever 2000, etc.
  • Do not apply lotions, powders, alcohol based products or deodorant
  • Women should not wear any makeup and must remove colored nail polish.
  • Clear nail polish is okay
  • You should bring all your prescription medications in their original bottles with you to the hospital if you did not bring them to a pre-operative appointment
  • We recommend that you dress in comfortable clothing that's easy to be removed and folded.
  • Leave jewelry, watches, money and other valuables at home

You will be given a bag so that your clothing can be given to the family member or friend who accompanies you.