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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your 鶹ýmember benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your 鶹ýcolleagues. It's all here.

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Preparing for Surgery

From finding the right treatment center to the day of your operation and all that lies in between, there are many decisions to be made when preparing for a medical procedure. The 鶹ýis here to help ensure that you're set up for a smooth and successful surgery.

Preparing for Surgery

Resources to Help You Prepare for Your Procedure

We encourage you to utilize our resourcesto keep you better informed. Research shows that people who are well-informed about their treatment options enjoy a better outcome and are more satisfied with their results.

Know What to Expect

Do Your Part to Make the Surgery a Success

Home Medication

Bring a list of all of the medications, vitamins, and any over-the-counter medicines that you are taking. Your medications may have to be adjusted before your operation. Some medications can affect your recovery and response to anesthesia. Most often, you will take your morning medication with a sip of water.

Anesthesia

Let your anesthesia provider know if you have allergies, neurologic disease (epilepsy, stroke), heart disease, stomach problems, lung disease (asthma, emphysema), endocrine disease (diabetes, thyroid conditions), or loose teeth; use alcohol or drugs; take any herbs or vitamins; or if you have a history of nausea and vomiting with anesthesia.