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Day of Surgery

What You Need The Day Of The Surgery:

  • Do not wear any contact lenses, nail polish, make-up or jewelry, including body piercing. Please leave valuables at home.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing with your surgical dressings/procedure in mind.
  • Bring insurance cards, photo ID and any Medicare/Medicaid numbers and addresses.
  • Parents of minor children and legal guardian of dependent adults must remain in the center AT ALL TIMES.
  • Feel free to bring a book, music or other items to help pass the time if your surgery is delayed.
  • Leave valuables at home.
  • Children having surgery are encouraged to bring a favorite clean toy or blanket.
  • Do not bring extra children/siblings on the day of surgery. If you have children at home that you normally care for, please make other arrangements for them to be cared for on the day of your surgery.
  • Bring a copy of Advanced Directives if available.
  • Follow instructions given from the health history nurse regarding medications you should and should not take the day of surgery.
  • Interpreter – Free sign language and oral interpreters, TTYs, and other services are available to deaf and hard-of-hearing persons at St. Cloud Surgical Center where necessary for effective communication. Ask us for help or contact our Scheduling Department at 320-259-6535.




When you arrive at our center we ask that you check-in at the registration desk to verify personal, escort and insurance information.


Following Admission

After checking in at our center, you will be brought to the private room where the nurse will do a health interview and prepare you for surgery.  During admission you will be given an Anesthesia Risk Disclosure form.  Before you go to the operating room, you and your family or escort will stay in the room until it is time for your surgery.  An anesthesiologist will discuss your anesthesia with you and answer any questions.  At the appropriate time you will be escorted to the operating room.  During surgery your escort will stay in a waiting area and will rejoin you in the Phase II recovery area or appropriate recovery area after your surgery.