611 Veterans Parkway
Woodruff, WI 54568
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Pre-Admission Instructions for patients receiving NO anesthesia

  • It is okay to eat and drink the day of your surgery.   Please do not eat or drink 2 hours prior to arrival.
  • It is okay to shower and brush your teeth the morning of your surgery.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.  If you are having a shoulder surgery, please wear or bring a large button down shirt for after surgery.
  • Leave all your valuables at home – including wallet, money, jewelry, and laptops.  We cannot be responsible for their safety.
  • Please remove all metal piercings and jewelry. 
  • Bring a case for your contacts, glasses and dentures.
  • Bring a list of all current medications (including over-the-counter, vitamins and herbals) with the dosage and frequency information.
  • Bring your post operative pain medication with you, if possible.
  • Bring inhalers with you if you have asthma or emphysema.
  • Bring your CPAP or mouth piece if you use one at home for sleep apnea.
  • If you take insulin, bring your insulin and syringes with you and check with your physician regarding any additional instructions.
  • Do not wear any lotion or makeup on your face or body the day of your surgery.
  • If you have a latex allergy or if you think you may be pregnant, please call the surgery center as soon as possible at 715-358-8600.
  • Do not take any medications containing aspirin, vitamin E, fish oils, omega fatty acids, herbs, or weight loss products for at least seven (7) days prior to the procedure. If you have taken any of these, please inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • If you take blood thinning medications for your heart, like Aspirin, Coumadin or Plavix, contact your cardiologist or primary care physician for guidance regarding when you should stop and restart your medication.
  • Bring a photo ID (minors do not need ID, but primary insured party does need to bring theirs), your insurance card (if appropriate), and your form of payment (if required).
  • Bring any paperwork your surgeon gave you in the office.
  • You may take a taxi, bus or any form of public transportation home by yourself.
  • Northwoods Surgery Center can provide crutches and walkers. If you are having leg, knee, ankle or foot surgery, your surgeon may require crutches.  You may bring your own if you have themIf not, they can be provided at the center by a supplier who will bill your insurance provider separately.
  • If your surgeon pre-arranged for any durable medical equipment – such as an ice machine, brace, boot or sling – bring these with you. 
  • Call your surgeon’s office if you develop a cold, sore throat, fever or any other illnesses that occur within a few days of your surgery. 
  • Feel free to bring reading material or your own digital music and headphones. 
  • If you have any questions regarding your procedure, please contact your surgeon’s office or the Northwoods Surgery Center at 715-358-8600