What to Expect Before Your Surgery

Prior to your procedure, it is important that your physician and nurses at The Surgery Center of Greater Nashua know your general state of health. Expect a phone call from a nurse on your care team prior to your procedure to review instructions, complete a health questionnaire, and answer any questions you may have.

  • The nurse will explain what to expect before and after your procedure and will discuss your discharge needs so you can plan your care after discharge. Some diagnostic tests may be necessary and should be completed one week prior to your procedure.
  • You will be contacted regarding eating and drinking prior to your procedure.
  • Take medications that the pre-admission testing nurse or your physician has instructed you to take.
  • Make arrangements for someone to drive you home after your procedure.
  • Remember to leave your valuables at home.
  • In order to provide privacy for all patients, please plan to limit the number of visitors or escorts.
  • Bring your picture ID and insurance identification card.
  • Do not wear makeup, nail polish or jewelry (including body piercings). Please tie long hair back.
  • If you wear eye glasses, bring them as well as your glasses case.
  • Contact lenses cannot be worn during the procedure. Remove them prior to your arrival or bring your contact container.
  • If you wear a hearing aid or dentures, please wear them to The Surgery Center. You may be instructed to remove them prior to your procedure. If removed, they will be returned after your procedure.
  • If you use an inhaler or insulin, please bring them with you the day of your procedure.
  • Children are encouraged to bring their favorite toy or blanket with them.
  • A parent/guardian of minor patients needs to remain in The Surgery Center of Greater Nashua at all times during the procedure.