Pre-operative Instructions:

If you have any questions, contact the Surgery Scheduler at (602) 375-5781.
Scheduled for surgery at Metro Surgery Center?

Please visit their web site to fill out your medical history form: Click on the Patient Registration Here button on the left.

These are General Guidelines

  • DO NOT eat or drink anything after midnight, the night before your surgery. If these precautions are not strictly followed, your surgery may have to be cancelled.
  • DO NOT smoke the day of surgery.
  • Arrange for your transportation from surgery. Someone must accompany you to surgery that can drive you home and stay with you for 24 hrs. after your procedure. Otherwise, your surgery may need to be cancelled.
  • Bring a list of medications with you to surgery that you are currently taking.
  • Please notify us if you are taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication . Stop taking these medications two weeks prior to your surgery.
  • Wear comfortable clothing. For knee surgery, consider wearing shorts or loose fitting pants and briefs, not boxers. For shoulder surgery, consider wearing a front button down shirt.
  • Please remove ALL jewelry before surgery.
  • An adult must accompany a minor.
  • Please inform our office of any changes that might affect your scheduled surgery (such as a change of address or phone number, fever, cold symptons or the flu).
  • Please contact our office immediately if you need to reschedule or cancel your surgery, for any reason.
  • If you do not know English well enough to understand instructions, you must bring an adult interpreter with you to surgery to assist with translation.


Instrucciones Para Su Cirugia

  • No comer o tomar nada despues de la media noche el dia antes de su cirugi. Si usted no sigue la indicacion su cirugia sera cacelada.
  • No puede fumar el dia de la cirugia
  • Prepare transportacion para el centro de cirugia y de regreso a casa. Alguien tiene que acompanar lo al centro de cirugia y a casa y quedarse con usted 24hrs. Despues de la operacion. Si usted no sigue esta indicacion su cirugia sera cancelada.
  • Traer una lista de medicamento que esta tomando.
  • Si usted esta tomando antiinflamatorio o aspirina, pare de tomarlas dos semanas antes de la cirugia.
  • Use ropa comoda: Si su cirugia es para la rodilla use pantalones cortos. Para el hombre, use camisa con botones al frente.
  • Quitar joyas, reloj, antillos, etc.
  • Menores de edad traer un adulto.
  • Por favor informe a nuestra oficina si hay algun cambio de direccion. O de su salud como, catarro, fiebre o algun tiepo de enfermedad que pueda afectar la fecha de su cirugia.
  • Favor de ponerse en contacto con nuestra oficina inmediatamente, en caso de necesidad de cambiar o cancelar su cirugia
  • Traer un interprete al centro de cirugia.

Si tiene alguna pregunta llame al 602-375-5781