Day of Surgery

No Food or Drink

You should not drink or eat any food/candy or chew gum after midnight on the day of surgery. Your doctor should have informed you of any necessary medicines you will need to take the morning of surgery. These may be taken with sips of water only. You may brush your teeth on the day of surgery.

Items to Bring

  • Photo ID
  • Health plan card and related information
  • Name and contact information for all doctors seen on a routine basis
  • A list of current medications, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements
  • Copies of your Advance Directives (Durable Power of Attorney or Living Will) – if applicable
  • A list of questions about the surgery


Park in the UH Drive parking garage off of Euclid Avenue; there is a walkway on Level 2 of this garage which leads into the hospital. Please see attached map. On the day of surgery, each patient is given one pass for free parking.


You need to arrive at UH Cleveland Medical Center two hours before the scheduled procedure time and check in at the Admitting Desk located on the first floor of Mather Pavilion. After checking in, you will be directed to the surgery center waiting area.

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