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Day of Surgery - Rest Well

Your day of surgery starts literally at midnight, because we ask you not to eat or drink anything after midnight.  Of course, at that hour we expect you to be asleep, getting some nice rest before your big day.

A Highly Skilled Team is Ready to Take Care of You

Please arrive at the Meridian Center for Surgical Excellence about one hour before your procedure.

You will be cared for by an experienced team of professionals including pre-operative, intra-operative and recovery room nurses, a board certified anesthesiologist and a surgical technician.

Surgical Planning

Dr. Connall will greet you in the pre-op room and discuss the operative plan, perform operative markings for planning, and answer any questions you may have.

Though you may be a bit nervous, the pre-op session with Dr. Connall is relaxed and thoughtful.

Your Surgery Recovery

You will be tired, sleepy and sore during the afternoon and evening following your surgery.

Take your prescribed pain medication and muscle relaxants as written.

A support person must help you at home during the first night after surgery.  With some procedures you will still be able to care for yourself, go to the bathroom, and have a light meal and drink liquids.

Be assured, we will do everything possible to make you comfortable and relaxed before, during and after your procedure.

When patients reflect on the day of surgery with friends, family and us, most say the experience was easier than they expected.