If you need to cancel your surgery at any time, please call your surgery scheduler or doctors office 36 hours prior to any procedure.
Should you need to make changes to your already scheduled surgery, please contact your doctor’s surgery scheduler directly at 310-546-3461.
Dr Thomas & Dr Ahn: ask for Adrienne
Dr Mealer & Dr Stephenson: ask for Martha
Dr Rogers: ask for Christine
Refrain from eating 12 hours prior to surgery.
This includes ANY and all liquids and foods (even snacks). We ask you not to eat because it presents a risk to your health during the surgery.
Arrive on time.
Your surgery scheduler will give you a specific time to arrive at the hospital or surgery center. Please arrive on time to ensure your surgery can proceed as planned.
Make travel arrangements.
Arrange to have someone drop you off and pick you up from your procedure. You will be under anesthetic and will be unable to operate a vehicle.
Make time for your recovery.
Having surgery is a big deal for your body. Although you might feel great a day or two after, please allow your body enough time to heal. Depending on your injury your doctor will tell you exactly how long you can expect to recover. Take the time to rest and let your body do the work!
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