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About Your Surgery

miVIP is with you every step of the way


Preparing for surgery

In the weeks leading up to your surgery, staying healthy mentally and physically is extremely important. 

  • Write down any questions and bring them with you to your pre-operative appointment.
  • Recruit a friend or family member to drive you to and from the surgery center on the day of your surgery.
  • Purchase any recovery supplies you will need. 
  • Stop smoking at least a month before surgery.
  • Follow your surgeon's instructions for medication.
  • Fill any post-operative prescriptions.
  • Refrain from any alcohol use at least 48 hours before surgery.
  • Inform your surgeon if you become sick.
  • Pack your bag the night before.

Surgery Day

  • Wear comfortable, loose clothing.
  • Bring a container for your glasses or contacts.
  • Take off all jewelry.
  • Bring your insurance card, driver's license and medical power of attorney documents if you have them.
  • Bring all educational material given to you during your pre-operative appointments.
  • Review the surgery and timeline with your driver.
  • Arrive early to your appointment to reduce stress.

After surgery

If you have chest pain, shortness of breath or excessive abdominal pain, call 911 immediately.


  • Follow the discharge instructions given to you by the surgeon and medical staff.
  • Do not lift heavy objects.
  • Slowly return to normal activities.
  • Follow any diet guidelines given to you .
  • Call miVIP for any non-emergency questions.

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