Arrival Time for Surgery
Please call 914-366-3535 between 1 pm – 6 pm on the day before your surgery (call on Friday for Monday surgery) to find out what time you should arrive at the hospital.
DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER 12 MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT PRIOR TO YOUR SURGERY (this includes water, chewing gum and ice chips.) No alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior to surgery (this includes wine and beer). You may brush your teeth and rinse your mouth.
On the day of your surgery, you may take the medications that your doctor or nurse advised you to with a sip of water. PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN ASPIRIN OR NSAIDS SUCH AS MOTRIN, ALEVE, IBUPROFEN, as well as HERBAL DRUGS SHOULD BE DISCONTINUED 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SURGERY. You may take Tylenol. If you are using inhalers, bring them with you. If you take medication for diabetes or blood thinning, consult your medical physician for instructions.
What to Wear and Bring to the Hospital
Wear loose, comfortable clothing to the hospital. Do not wear make-up. Leave all jewelry, money, wallet, credit cards, etc. at home. All body piercing jewelry must also be left at home. Remove nail polish if you are having surgery on your arm or leg. If you are staying overnight in the hospital, bring a robe, slippers and toilet articles. If you wear dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids or a prosthetic device, you will be asked to remove them before surgery.
Where to Report
On the day of your surgery, report to the 755 Building. You can enter on the side of the building across from the garage or through the main lobby in the front. Take the double elevators near the lobby to the SurgiCenter on the third floor.
If You Become Ill Before Your Surgery
Call your surgeon immediately if you develop a cold, fever, rash or flu-like symptoms. This may make it necessary to reschedule your surgery.
Call your insurance company prior to admission to inquire about pre-certification, authorizations, second opinions or co-payment requirements. If applicable, bring your co-payment. If you have any questions about your insurance, call the Phelps Business Office at 914-366-3129 between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Visitors are limited to two at any time. The SurgiCenter waiting room is also located on the 3rd floor of the 755 Building.
You MUST have an adult responsible for your care available to drive you home at the time of discharge. YOU MAY NOT DRIVE YOURSELF HOME. Failure to have a ride home will result in cancellation of your surgery.