Prior to your procedure, you will be provided with the relevant information for what time you need to arrive at the hospital. Your “Fasting” time will be provided to you, ensuring that you don’t have any food or fluids after this point in time.
Please bring your relevant imaging (i.e Xrays, CT scan, MRI, or US) with you on the day of the procedure.
If you are having surgery on your foot or ankle, we encourage you to thoroughly clean this area the night prior to your procedure. An anti-septic scrub or soap is suggested. Trimming of any excessively long toe nails is also beneficial. These steps are aimed at reducing the risk of infection.
Using minimally invasive techniques and key hole surgery where appropriate, Dr. Smith is able to perform a substantial portion of his procedures as a day case. In this situation, it is important that you have arranged a family member or friend to be able to pick you up following your procedure.
If you are having a more involved procedure, such as a total knee replacement, then please bring your regular medications with you for your hospital stay.