Pre-Operative Care

**A copy of this information will be given to you when your surgery date is booked**

Pre-Operative Instructions

Contact your Family Physician to make an appointment for a pre-operative assessment. Have him/her complete the “Dear Practitioner” form and fax back to our office at (780) 448-1809. Your surgery could be cancelled if this form is not filled ou. Please ensure that you also receive a copy of this form to bring with you to the hospital on the day of your surgery.

Please Do Not get the “Dear Practitioner” form filled out until you have been informed of a surgery date by our office.

Complete Data Base 1 and Data Base 2 form and bring with you to the hospital on the day of your surgery.

Have your prescription filled at Doan Pharmacy (located on the main floor, 10924-107 Avenue). They have specifically designed a surgery kit for our patients, or the items can be picked up at a pharmacy of your choice. The prescription is for your use at home after the surgery. Do not bring the surgery kit to the hospital; you will be provided with what you need while you are an inpatient.

The Royal Alexandra Hospital gives our office your arrival time after 3:00 p.m. the day before your surgery. Please contact our office ( +1 (780) 448-1801) around 3:30 p.m. to confirm your arrival time.

** You will require a 1 day post-operative appointment the day after your surgery. This information will be provided when you call for your surgery time.**

You may take your regular medication with a small sip of water the morning of your surgery with the EXCEPTION of diabetic medication and/or blood thinners. If you are currently taking blood thinners it is imperative that you check with your family physician in regards to discontinuing these 5 days prior to surgery.

Bring ALL medications you are currently taking with you to the hospital.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact NAZ at our office at +1 (780) 448-1801, extension 229.