Unless otherwise instructed
STOP tobacco and smokeless tobacco products.
Examples: chewing tobacco, cigarettes and vaping products
NOTHING to eat.
STOP drinking NON-CLEAR liquids.
STOP drinking CLEAR liquids
STOP Nutritional / Herbal Medications and Supplements
Alfalfa, Echinacea, Ephedra, Feverfew, Fish Oil, Garlic, Ginger, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng / Siberian Ginseng, Goldenseal, Licorice, Kava Kava, Saw Palmetto, St. John's Wort, Turmeric (Curcumin), Valerian, Vitamin E
STOP Anti-Inflammatory, Blood Thinning and Anti-Clotting Medications
Advil, Aggrenox, Aleve, Antibiotics, Aspirin, Celebrex, Effient, Eliquis, Ibuprofen, Indomethacin, Lovenox, Meloxicam (Mobic), Motrin, Naprosyn, Naproxen, Plavix, Pletal, Pradaxa, Relafen, Toradol, Tyclopidine (Ticlid), Voltaren (Diclofenac), Warfarin (Coumadin), Xarelto
If you are a diabetic, or on any type of anticoagulants (blood thinners), or anti-clotting medication, you must speak to your primary care physician and/or surgeon about these medications regarding any changes that may be needed to your routine for surgery, and create a necessary plan.
Let your surgeon know if you are on a current course of antibiotics, and/or herbal and over-the-counter remedies.
You have the right to expect appropriate pain control. We may not be able to get rid of all of your pain, but we can lower your pain to a level you can handle. Your physician may write a prescription for pain pills that will be used at home. The Yellowstone Surgery Center does not fill prescriptions; therefore, you will need to be prepared to purchase your pain medication at your pharmacy of choice.
While the Yellowstone Surgery Center understands the benefit patients receive from the use of any prescribed medication or treatment, Yellowstone Surgery Center does not allow patients to possess or use medical marijuana while at our surgery center.
18 years and older
Due to COVID-19, Yellowstone Surgery Center is currently allowing only one visitor per patient to stay in the building.
Younger than 18
A parent or legal guardian must stay in the building at all times. Yellowstone Surgery Center prefers one, however, we will allow for two.
If you have a mask, please wear it during your time at Yellowstone Surgery Center. If you do not have a mask, Yellowstone Surgery Center will provide one.
A COVID-19 test will be required prior to elective surgery. This will be arranged through your Surgeons office four days in advance of the date of surgery.