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The Day of Your Visit

Surgical Readiness Instructions

Please follow the instructions below to assure safety and proper preparation for your upcoming procedure.

  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for 12 hours before your procedure.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your procedure, including gum and mints.
  • Take your routine morning medications as instructed with a sip of water.
  • Bring a form of payment with you (we accept payment in advance to ease your registration process).
  • Bring your insurance card and photo ID with you on the day of surgery.
  • Do not bring valuables with you.
  • Do not wear makeup, nail polish, or jewelry on the day of surgery.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing.
  • Remove all body piercings.
  • Do not bring young children with you.
  • Do not wear contact lenses.
  • Wear or bring your glasses with you.

Upon Arrival

When you enter Rush Professional Building (1725 W. Harrison St.), follow the signs to Elevator 3 and proceed to the 5th floor where the SurgiCenter is located, Suite 556. Before and after registering, you may be asked to relax in the patient waiting area. The nursing staff will call you when it is time for you to get ready for your procedure.


If you need to cancel your surgery, please call your surgeon so they can determine when your procedure should be rescheduled.

We require that all patients arrive with an adult family member or friend (18 years or older) to ensure your safety. This person must stay at the SurgiCenter while you receive care, join you in recovery, and ensure a safe commute back home.