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Preparing Before Your Surgery


Updated May 21, 2014

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What to Pack for a Hospital Stay

If your surgery requires a hospital stay, pack a bag with your essentials so you don’t have to rely on supplies provided by the staff. In addition to comfortable pajamas, you will want to pack comfortable clothing and shoes to wear home, toiletries and anything else you may need, such as a book or music.

Be sure to leave your jewelry, credit cards, cash and any other valuables at home. The staff will not be able to protect your belongings while you are in surgery and they will be vulnerable to theft or loss.

Don’t forget to take your insurance card, personal identification and a list of any medications you are currently taking with the dosage you are taking.

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