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Items to Bring to the Hospital

Please bring these items with you to the hospital:

  • Documents your doctor indicated you must bring with you (if any)
  • A copy of your completed Living Will or Durable Power of Attorney if you have one. This must already be signed and witnessed. Please bring a copy, not the original.
  • Glasses case or contact lens case and solutions
  • Crutches, walker or cane if you use an assistive device for walking

If you are to be admitted after your surgery, please bring these items with you to the hospital:

  • Your own pajamas, robe and slippers, although hospital pajamas and gowns are available.
  • Sturdy walking shoes, if needed, for walking after surgery.
  • Personal toiletries.
  • Your own pillow if you prefer.
  • CPAP machine if you use one for sleep apnea.

Do not bring these items to the hospital:

  • Jewelry
  • Large sums of money
  • Credit cards or a checkbook (have a relative or friend bring these on the day you will be discharged, unless you have been instructed to bring a co-pay)
  • Electrical appliances
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