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Surgical Instructions for Outpatient Procedures

Read the surgical instructions below prior to your first appointment with us. At CMMP SURGERY CENTER, we perform a variety of outpatient procedures in Mid-Missouri, so it is important you stay informed.

All surgical procedures are performed on the same day. Please be aware the entire process may last a couple of hours.

What to Do Prior to Surgery

We want your surgical experience to be outstanding. The first step in planning surgery is to visit the CMMP SURGERY CENTER, centrally located in Jefferson City. Our licensed staff will meet with you for a preoperative evaluation. Preoperative evaluations are done Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If these times are not convenient, please call to arrange an alternative time.

During your preoperative visit, we will inquire about your health history, and we may need to obtain blood work and/or an EKG before surgery. Your doctor may also advise you of any tests that need to be performed by your primary care physician prior to scheduling surgery.

A member of our staff will call you at least one day before your procedure to confirm your arrival time and answer any additional questions.

Pre-Op Instructions

It is crucially important to follow pre-op instructions to make sure your surgery has the best possible outcome. These general rules will instruct you on how to prepare for surgery. You may also be given additional pre-op instructions specific to your particular procedure prior to surgery.

Do Not Eat or Drink after Midnight the Night before Surgery

This includes water and chewing gum. Your surgery will be postponed if you ignore this precaution. If you take blood pressure or heart medication, please take it with a small sip of water. If you are on insulin, please bring it with you.


  • Consume alcohol in the 24 hours prior to your surgery. Refrain from smoking 12 hours prior to your surgery. These substances can cause you to have adverse reactions to anesthesia and medication.
  • Use any body lotion or powder the morning of your procedure.
  • Eat or drink after midnight before your surgery, including cataract surgery.
  • Wear makeup 
  • Wear jewelry or bring valuables with you on the day of surgery


  • Take a bath or shower the morning of surgery to minimize the risk of infection.
  • Bring a list of your current medications, including dosage.
  • Brush your teeth on the morning of surgery, but DO NOT swallow any water.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Bring your health insurance card and a government-issued photo ID
  • Remove all makeup and false fingernails before arrival for surgery.
  • Report any health changes to your surgeon immediately, even if the changes seem minor (such as fever, cough, rash, or a cold). Notify your physician if there is a possibility you are pregnant.
  • Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours following surgery. The effects of anesthesia and sedation will make you drowsy for this period of time. If you do not have a responsible adult to drive you home, you risk your procedure being canceled. You may use public transportation, but only if you have a responsible adult with you upon discharge. You cannot drive yourself, be left alone, or leave the CMMP SURGERY CENTER in a taxi.

Day of Surgery

Typically, our adult patients are asked to arrive 1 to 1 1/2 hours prior to their procedure, while most of our pediatric patients are asked to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to their procedure. An early arrival allows time to review the required documents prior to surgery. These include a patient registration form, information about anesthesia, and a surgical consent form.