What to Expect
Day of Surgery
Important rules keep you safe and help avoid delays on surgery day. Review and follow the checklist and contact us at 865-963-4120 if you have any questions.
  • Do not eat, drink, chew gum or use tobacco after midnight before your surgery unless specifically directed by the nurse or anesthesiologist.
  • Check with your surgeon to see if you should take any prescribed medications for heart, blood pressure or lungs before surgery.
  • Arrive on time.
  • Call UOSC at 865-963-4120 if you have cold, flu or other symptoms of illness on surgery day.
  • Shower or bathe before surgery.
  • Do not wear contacts, makeup or nail polish (acrylic nails or overlays). Remove and secure all jewelry and piercings.
  • Remove dentures before surgery.
  • Have a responsible adult present to drive you home who must remain onsite for the duration of your stay.
  • Bring any post-operation equipment previously discussed and requested by your surgeon, such as crutches that you already own.