Patient Checklist

 All medications in their original bottles; this includes over-the-counter medications
 Driver’s license and insurance card
 Patient forms that your physicians’ office gave you to fill out (these include patient history and
anesthesia questionnaire)
 Any crutches, braces, or other devices needed after surgery

For overnight stay:

 Nightgown/Pajamas
 Robe
 Comfortable clothing (sweatpants, loose shirts)
 Slippers
 Shoes

 Toothbrush/Toothpaste
 Razor
 Soap/Shampoo
 Feminine Hygiene Products
 Tissues

 Book
 Glasses

 Do not eat or drink anything after midnight, not even water
 Follow your physician’s instructions for taking prescriptions, insulin, and over the counter
medications for the day of surgery
 Follow the “night before surgery” instructions that you will be given at your pre-admission
appointment these include
 Do not smoke, chew gum, or use mints after midnight
 Remove colored nail polish on fingers and toes
 Please leave all valuables at home or give them to someone to hold (jewelry, phones, electronic
devices, wallets, purses)

After surgery
 Plan ahead to have a responsible adult drive you home once you are discharged
 Ask any questions you have to the Baylor Medical Center at Trophy Club team
 Get your medications filled right away
 Make your follow-up care appointment with your physician