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Packing List

What to pack for your surgery day


Updated June 09, 2014

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  • Medications - in original containers
  • Recent x-rays, MRIs, or other scan you have had done
  • Any crutches, braces, or other devices needed after surgery
  • Insurance documentation
  • Documents requiring your doctor's signature
  • Any other preoperative documents (some hospitals keep on file, others have patients keep these)
  • Identification
  • Nightgown/Pajamas
  • Robe
  • Comfortable clothing (sweatpants, loose shirts)
  • Slippers
  • Shoes
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Soap/Shampoo
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Tissues
  • Book
  • Pen/Paper
Do NOT Bring:
  • Jewelry
  • Valuables
Check Before You Bring:
  • Cellular phones (some hospitals do not allow these to be used around hospital monitoring equipment)
  • Personal computer
    * Consider the value of these items and how secure they will be at the hospital. Hospitals are safe places, but they are busy environments where personal items can go missing.
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