Preparing For Surgery

When it’s time for surgery, your care and comfort are in the best hands at Genesis. To ensure your day goes as smoothly as possible, it’s helpful to know what you and your loved ones can expect the day of your procedure.

Before Surgery

A surgery nurse will reach out to you the day before surgery to give you an expected arrival time. You’ll also receive pre-operative care instructions, including food and drink instructions for the day before your surgery.

Day of Surgery

To help you prepare for your surgery day, please take note of these instructions:

  • Bring your driver’s license and insurance card with you.
  • Arrange for transportation as you will not be able to drive the day of surgery.
  • Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and slip-on shoes, if possible.
  • No gum, mints or smokeless tobacco
  • No heavy/dark colored nail polish
  • Avoid wearing jewelry or makeup or bringing valuables with you.
  • If you wear contact lenses, bring your glasses and contact case with you.
  • If you become ill or begin any new medication before your surgery, contact your doctor immediately.

Payment and Insurance

Co-payments and deductibles are collected on admission. For information about patient billing and payments, contact Patient Financial Services at 740-454-4218 or 866-522-0422, ext. 4218.

Visitor Guidelines

Visitors are welcome to wait for you during surgery. We ask that no more than two visitors enter restricted patient care areas and they must be 12 years old or older. One visitor will be permitted in the room with you during your pre-op process, then a second visitor will be allowed in your pre-op room.

Contact Us

To ask a question or share a concern, call your physicans office.

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