144 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074
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Surgical Instructions

Patients Over 16 Years of Age

  • No food or milk after midnight (regardless of time of surgery)
  • You may drink water, apple juice, black coffee, or black tea up to 4 hours before surgery.

Patients Under 16 Years of Age

  • No food after midnight (regardless of the time of surgery)
  • Up until 2 hours before surgery: may have small sips of clear liquids (water, apple juice, white grape juice, cranberry juice)
  • Up until 4 hours before surgery: may have breast milk
  • Up until 6 hours before surgery: may have formula or milk

Day of Surgery

  • Bring an accurate list of your medications with their doses as well as your medications in their original containers
  • If you have sleep apnea and use a CPAP please bring it with you
  • Bring two forms of ID (insurance card and photo ID)
  • Make sure you have a ride home and someone to care for you at home
  • Leave all jewelry and valuables at home
  • Come showered, wear no jewelry or makeup
  • Remove body piercings
  • Bring a case for your glasses, contacts, and dentures
  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing i.e., sweat pants for surgery and large button down shirt for shoulder surgeries

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