Before Surgery

The Day Before Your Surgery at Grand View Hospital

One day before your surgery, between 3 and 5 pm, a nurse from our Surgical Short Stay Unit (SSSU) will call you. At that time, the nurse will tell you:

  • What time to arrive and where to report.
    •  Your arrival time may be one to three hours prior to surgery, depending on the preparation needed. (Surgery times are approximate and delays may occur).
  • What you may (or may not) eat or drink the night before
  • What medications to take or not take
  • Have a list ready with your medication’s name, dose and how often you take it
  • What items to bring with you

The nurse will also review your instructions, discuss your medications, and answer any of your questions.