Logan Regional Hospital

(435) 716-1000Map500 East 1400 NorthLogan, UT 84341
Preparing for Surgery | Frequently Asked Questions

Surgery | Logan Regional Hospital | Logan, UT

(435) 716-5303

500 East 1400 North
Suite 210
Logan, UT 84341

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't I have anything to eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery?

Because stomach contents are hazardous when having any type of anesthesia. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PRE-PROCEDURAL INSTRUCTION - DO NOT EAT, DRINK, CHEW, OR SMOKE ANYTHING after midnight the night before your procedure, unless otherwise instructed.

What about my medications?

  • For questions regarding which medications to take before surgery, please consult with the pre-screening nurse in the surgical center - (435) 716-5721.
  • Contact your physician for instructions if you are taking aspirin, aspirin products, blood thinners, MAO inhibitors, or have taken diet pills (phen/fen or redux). Some medications need to be stopped a few days before the procedure.
  • Please bring a list of all medications (including herbal and over the counter medications) with you the day of your procedure.
  • Use your asthma or other lung inhalers in the morning and be sure to bring them with you.
  • If you are on oxygen at home, bring it with you.
  • If you use CPAP at home, bring it with you.

What if I have special needs (i.e., diabetic, disability, language)?

  • Call us and let us know what your needs are.
  • Free translation services are available 24-hours-a-day in all spoken languages and ASL.

What if I feel ill before my procedure?

Notify your surgeon if you develop any of the following:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough or congestion
  • Chicken Pox exposure/illness within two weeks of surgery
  • Any other problems that may interfere with your scheduled surgery

How should I get ready?

  • Bathe and shampoo before coming to the hospital - this helps to prevent infection.
  • Make sure your hair is dry prior to arriving. Pull back long hair with an elastic band.
  • Wear loose clothing that is easy to get off and on, which will fit over a dressing.
  • Do not wear any makeup or jewelry (including any body piercing) or metal hair accessories.
  • Do not bring other valuables.

What should I bring with me?

  • Cases for eyeglasses, contact lenses or hearing aids. All personal belongings will remain with your family member during the procedure.
  • If you are staying overnight in the hospital - bring a small bag with personal items only (toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, comb or brush, shaving kit, other toiletries).
  • Cash or a credit card for your co-pays (depending on your insurance) and filling any post-surgical prescriptions. Note: The cost of prescriptions cannot be added to your bill, unless under Workers Compensation.
  • The following documents, if applicable: Photo ID (such as a driver's license), insurance card(s), Medicare and/or Medicaid cards, a completed Living Will or Advanced Directive(if you have one).

Should someone come with me?

  • Two visitors - family members or friends - are welcome, but no children under 12 years of age, please.
  • One family member should stay within the facility during your stay to receive instructions from the surgical team.
  • A parent or guardian of a patient under 18 should stay in the facility until the patient is discharged. (If you are a guardian of a patient, bring copies of forms indicating guardianship or power of attorney.)
  • A responsible person should be prepared to drive you home. Driving yourself home is NOT permitted. If you do not have a responsible person to drive you home, your procedure will be cancelled.
  • A responsible adult should be prepared to care for you for the first 24 hours after your procedure.
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