What To Bring For Your Hospital Stay

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card
  • Medicare card (for Medicare patients)
  • List of allergies and current medicines
  • Recent test or physical exam reports
  • Copies of Advanced Directive, Living Will or Power of Attorney
  • Containers for contact lenses, glasses or dentures
  • Toiletries and other personal items if you will be staying overnight
  • Magazine, book or other reading materials

Please leave all valuables (jewelry, credit cards, money) at home. This includes body-piercing jewelry and tongue studs. You may not wear any jewelry during surgery.

Plan to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that will fit over bandages and splints.