Phone | 541.884.5559
Fax | 541.884.7727
Serving Klamath County and Surrounding Areas

Instructions for Your Surgery

Please follow these instructions to ensure a smooth operation

Before Your Surgery

  • No food or drink starting 8 hrs prior to your arrival time. This includes coffee. Your surgery will be rescheduled if you have any food or beverages within 8 hrs of your arrival time.
  • Alcohol Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours before your arrival.
  • Smoking No smoking after midnight the night before your surgery.
  • Clothing Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over dressing.
  • Jewelry Leave all jewelry and valuables at home. Bring your glasses and hearing aids with you.
  • Medications, take only those instructed with a small sip of water on the morning of surgery. DO NOT TAKE your diabetes medication the morning of surgery unless otherwise instructed.

You will receive a call from the surgery center staff a day prior to your surgery. They will confirm your arrival time, review your instructions, medications and health history, and answer any questions that you may have. 

Day of Surgery

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance cards 
  • List of all current medications and allergies 
  • Pre-Registration forms were given to you at your surgeon’s office. 
  • Arrange a ride home. You must plan to have someone drive you home. If you plan to use taxi or other public transportation, make sure you have an adult to accompany you. 
  • Legal Guardian: A legal guardian must be in the center at all times for children and dependent adults. 
  • Interpreter: If the patient doesn’t read, speak English an interpreter is required. If you need assistance arranging for an interpreter, please contact the Scheduling department 541.884.5559 as soon as possible.

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What Patients Say About KSC

“The nurse that gave me a call the night before was very warm. She made me feel comfortable and prepared to take on my surgery the next day. Thank you!”

Christine Blaine Patient