Banner Surgery Centers  

Pre-Surgery Checklist


Your TO-DO Checklist - 24 to 72 hours BEFORE your surgery
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  • Do not use tobacco, drink alcohol or take recreational drugs for at least 24 hours before your surgery.
  • Arrange to have someone take care of your children while you are having surgery and for 24 hours afterward.
  • Arrange for an adult to drive you home after your surgery and stay with you for 24 hours.
  • Check with your insurance provider if you have any questions about your co-payment or deductible.
  • Call your doctor if you have any symptoms of a cold, the flu, a rash, any other illness or infection or if you suspect you might be pregnant.
  • Carefully follow your doctor's instructions for the eight to 48 hours before your surgery.
  • Talk to your doctor about how to take your medications before surgery.
  • Go over the following checklist to determine what should be brought or left at home.

Items to bring with you to the Banner Surgery Center:

  • Your completed medication history form and your Surgery Guide.
  • Your health insurance card.
  • A cashier's check, cash or credit card to pay for your co-payment or deductible. (Do not bring extra cash or valuables)
  • Any items provided to you by your surgeon if it is indicated you will need them immediately after surgery.

Please leave the following items at home:

  • Your jewelry, including your wedding ring and any other body piercing jewelry.
  • Extra money, checkbook and credit cards.
Banner Surgery Centers are located throughout Arizona and Colorado.
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