What to Expect
Before Surgery
Planning for your surgery can start up to two weeks before. Please review and follow the checklist below to avoid delays or issues on surgery day. Contact UOSC at 865-963-4120 if you have any questions before your surgery.
  • Complete and submit your health history two weeks (or as soon as possible) before your surgery date.
  • Complete all requested lab work, X-rays or other test requested by your surgeon three days before surgery.
  • Arrange for and arrive with a responsible adult who should remain onsite at all times during your surgery and drive you home.
  • Arrange for someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours after your surgery.
  • Ask your surgeon what, if any, medication you should take before surgery.
  • Stop taking herbal supplements or diet pills two weeks before surgery.