Hours of Operation:
Weekdays 8 AM to 4 PM
Littleton Day Surgery Center
Everything you need to Know

The Day of Your Surgery

Prior to Arrival
  • Do not eat eight (8) hours prior to scheduled procedure.
  • Drink only clear liquids until four (4) hours prior to scheduled procedure, unless given special instructions from the nurse during your preoperative phone call.
  • Do not use tobacco products, gum or hard candy the day of surgery.
  • Please refrain from alcohol or recreational drugs 24 hours prior to your procedure. Please ask your physician if you should take any routine prescription medications the morning of your procedure.
  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Do not use any makeup, face lotions, or after shave products on your face.
  • Leave valuables, including all jewelry at home.
Bring With You
  • Organized list of your medications explaining the frequency and dose you are taking.
  • Eye drops you are currently taking or those prescribed by your doctor to take after surgery.
  • Identification cards such as a driver’s license or government issued identification card should also be brought with you at the time of your admission.
  • Insurance cards for both primary and secondary insurance.
  • Please bring an appropriate form of payment, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, personal check or CareCredit® card.
Check-in and Admission Procedures

When you arrive at the center please check in at the reception desk. Please bring all of the paperwork you have received from your physicians' offices with you on the day of your procedure. You will be given an identification bracelet to be worn while you are a patient. You will also be asked to review and sign certain forms.

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During the admission process, you will be asked for information regarding medical insurance coverage, including your insurance card, drivers license or other picture ID.

In order to prepare your chart, you will be asked for your medical information and family history. This information enables your physician and the nursing staff to better understand your medical needs. All information given is kept strictly confidential.

After Care Instructions

Post-Operative Instructions to Ensure a Speedy and Comfortable Recovery

Immediately after your surgery, you will recover in the post-operative area where you will be offered a drink. We want to ensure that you are not nauseated and can tolerate fluids before leaving our facility.

Upon arrival in the post-op area, your significant other or the adult giving you a ride home will be brought to your bedside. Due to your anesthesia, we expect this person to listen to the follow-up instructions for your reference once you are home.

Depending on your type of surgery, you may or may not have a patch covering your eye. For more information, please ask your surgeon.

Points to Remember
  1. Dietary restrictions are lifted.
  2. No driving for 24 hours.
  3. No alcohol consumption for 24 hours.
  4. Do not sign any important papers or make significant decisions for 24 hours.
  5. Medications can be resumed.
  6. Take Tylenol for any eye discomfort even if pain is minimal. If your pain is not relieved, call your surgeon's office.
  7. You may resume normal (non-strenuous) activity.
  8. Most surgeons recommend no heavy lifting (>10 lbs.) for at least one week. Discuss limitations with surgeon.
  9. Follow your surgeon's instructions & scheduling regarding the use of your eye drop medications.
  10. If you are sent home with an eye patch, you will be given specific instructions as to when to discontinue its use during the day.
  11. Wear your eye shield when sleeping (night or nap) to prevent accidental rubbing.
  12. Have a responsible adult available to you for 24 hours.

You will have a follow-up appointment with your surgeon one to two days after your surgery. Please bring your eye kit and eye drops to that appointment.

One to two business days after your surgery, a nurse from our surgery center will call to check on your progress and answer any questions you might have.

Following Surgery