Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)
USF Health

Preparing for Your Procedure (FAQ)

What should I wear the day of my procedure?

Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing. Some patients wear or bring a gown or shirt that buttons in the front for easy access. During surgery you will wear a gown provided by the surgery center. Wear flat, comfortable shoes that can easily be slipped on after your procedure.

What about jewelry and cosmetics?

No jewelry of any type may be worn during surgical procedures, as it increases the risk for infection. You may also be required to remove make-up or nail polish, depending on the type of procedure being performed.

What paperwork do I need to bring with me the day of surgery?

Bring completed insurance forms, your insurance cards and all relevant medical information requested. Please check with your insurance company for pre-admission requirements, such as second opinions, pre-admission certification, co-payment amount, and deductibles (see Insurance and Billing Link). This will help to expedite the admission process the day of your procedure.

What about transportation?

Arrange for an adult to accompany you to the facility as you will not be able to drive yourself home after your procedure. You should make arrangements for someone to stay with you for at least 24 to 48 hours after your surgery.

How will I feel after surgery?

You may feel slightly dizzy or sleepy after your procedure. This is normal. Please be sure to notify your doctor right away if you have a fever or excessive pain or inflammation.