Mesa, Arizona
PH: 480.641.6500

Prepare for Your Surgery

Your doctor will discuss with you the specifics of your surgery, the medical restrictions you must follow and recommendations. You will also receive the arrival time for your day of surgery from your doctor. If you experience any changes in your physical condition, such as a cold, fever or rash, please call your doctor prior to your surgery.

A nurse from the Surgery Center may call you the day before your surgery.

You must arrange for a responsible adult to accompany you to the Surgery Center, drive you home after discharge and stay with you for the first 24 hours. You will not be permitted to drive yourself home since you will be affected by the anesthesia and pain medications. During your surgery, this individual must remain at the Surgery Center. For minors under 18, the responsible adult must be a parent or guardian.

Comfortable waiting room for guests: offering coffee and water, free WiFi.

Medications to be Stopped 10 Days before Surgery

Stop the following medications 10 days prior to surgery or as your physician specifies.

  • Aleve (Naproxen)
  • Aspirin (Ecotrin)
  • Advil (Ibuprofen)
  • Alka Seltzer
  • Aggrenox
  • Bextra
  • Bufferin
  • Celebrex
  • Coumadin (Warfarin)
  • Dristan
  • Diclofenac (Voltaren)
  • Dolobid (Diflunisal)
  • Disalcid (Salsalate)
  • Etodolac
  • Eliquis
  • Effient
  • Equagesic
  • Excedrin
  • Feldene (Piroxicam)
  • Heparin
  • Indocin (Indomethacin)
  • Ketoprofen
  • Ketorolac (Tordal)
  • Mobic (Meloxicam)
  • Motrin
  • Nambumetone (Relafen)
  • Nuprin
  • Plaquenil
  • Plavix (Clopidogrel)
  • Pradaxa
  • Phentermine(weight loss)
  • Percodan
  • Soma cmpd. (Carisoprodol/ASA)
  • Ticlid (ticlopidine)
  • Trilisate (Salicylate combo)
  • Tolectin (Tolmentin)
  • Vicoprofen
  • Xaralta
  • Brilinta (Ticagrelor)

EKG’s are mandatory on patients age 50 and over. For patients under 50 that have a cardiac history or are on any blood pressure medication, an EKG is madatory also.

Patients must not stop any beta blockers or blood pressure medication, and must take  them the day of surgery.

At Home Before Surgery

  • The night before your surgery, do not eat or drink anything after midnight. This includes water, coffee, tea, gum, chewing tobacco, mints and candy. You must have an empty stomach. Liquids or food in your stomach can cause serious (even fatal) respiratory complications.


Morning of Surgery

  • Do not eat or drink anything, unless otherwise directed.
  • If you have a prescription for blood pressure or heart medications, take them with only a small sip of water. You doctor or our nurse will advise you about all other medications.
  • Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing that is easily removed and foldable.
  • Bring a case for your eyeglasses. Do not wear contact lenses.
  • Leave jewelry, piercings and valuables at home.
  • Package up your health insurance card, ID, payment, guardianship/power of attorney document, medication list and other documents you have downloaded from this site.

Surgery Center of Gilbert

6003 E Baseline Rd. Mesa, AZ 85206