What to bring when you come for surgery

If you are traveling to see us, and are planning to stay a few days, here are some tips on what to bring with you

  • Wet wipes without alcohol.
  • Tylenol, ibuprofen, or your favorite over the counter analgesic. You will get a prescription for something stronger, but you may find that these over the counter analgesics are all that you need, or you may want to combine them with the prescription analgesic.
  • A stool softener, like Colace; and/or a laxative, like milk of magnesia
  • A cushion if you have been finding one to be helpful when you sit. Dr Immerman does not specifically recommend that you use one of these, but if you already have one,  you may want to use it while traveling here. You may not need it after surgery.
  • Loose clothing and sleepwear.
  • Any medications you take on a regular basis.
  • The recommended vitamins, supplements, and probiotic.
  •  Your insurance cards and photo ID.
  • Your favorite pillow for sleeping.
  • Throat losenges for possible sore throat from the breathing tube what will be used during the operation.
  • Diversions to keep you occupied post op. Don’t forget your chargers!
  • Dr. Immerman and the hospital will give you some gauze and tape, but you might want to bring some extra. Dr Immerman recommends woven gauze 4″x4″ pads.