Preparing for Surgery

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Before Your Surgery

At Canyon we understand there are a lot of details when planning for surgery. We want to ensure patients are adequately and appropriately prepared for surgery and their care at home. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at (602) 589-8000.

Pre-Surgery Call

You will receive a phone call from our pre-operative nurses 1–5 days prior to your scheduled procedure. This is to obtain your medical history, give you pre-surgical information, and ensure you are an appropriate candidate for outpatient surgery.

Change in Condition

If you experience any changes in your health, such as a cold, fever or rash, please contact your physician prior to your surgery.

Leaving the Center

You must have a reliable person provide you with transportation after your procedure. In addition, a responsible person must be with you for the first 24 hours following your procedure. If this is a problem, please notify your doctor or pre op nurse.


Follow your physician’s instructions for taking, or temporarily stopping medicines, especially those for heart problems, blood pressure, diabetes and/or seizures. Medications such as anti-inflammatories, blood thinners or herbal remedies, typically must be stopped at least 7 days prior to your procedure.

Sleep Apnea

If, at anytime, you have been diagnosed as having sleep apnea, please notify your pre-op nurse. If you have a CPAP machine for sleep apnea, you must bring it to Canyon Surgery Center on the day of your procedure.

Midnight Before Surgery

No eating, drinking or smoking after midnight on the day prior to your procedure. This includes water, gum, chewing tobacco, mints or candy. If your procedure is later in the day, your physician or pre-op nurse will provide you with further instructions.


Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes that are easily removed. Shoulder surgery patients should wear or bring a large shirt that zips or buttons in the front.

Contact Lenses

Do not wear contact lenses to Canyon Surgery Center. Please bring your glasses and a case to protect them from damage.


Leave all jewelry, piercings and nonessential valuables at home.


Please remember to bring

  • Health Insurance Card
  • Co-payment (if applicable)
  • Driver's License or passport