Before Surgery Instructions for General Anesthesia and IV Sedation Patients


  • Do not eat or drink anything, even water, after midnight on the night before your surgery and morning of your surgery.
  • Do not smoke on the morning of your surgery.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing.
  • Please do not wear any jewelry, nail polish, make up, perfume or lotion.
  • Valuables such as watches, jewelry, and rings should be left at home.
  • Grand Avenue Surgical Center Cannot be held responsible for lost items.
  • Please bring your insurance card and picture ID, such as State ID or Driver’s License.
  • A responsible adult must accompany you to Grand Avenue Surgical Center and must leave with you after your surgery. Someone should also be available to help you during your recovery at home.


If you have any questions about these instructions , please call 312.222.5610.