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Items to Bring to the Hospital

Please bring these items with you to the hospital:

  • Documents your doctor indicated you must bring with you (if any).
  • A copy of your completed Living Will or Durable Power of Attorney if you have one. Your form must already be signed and witnessed. Please bring a copy, not the original.
  • Glasses case or contact lens case and solutions.
  • Your own pajamas, robe and slippers, although hospital pajamas and gowns are available.
  • Sturdy walking shoes, if needed, for walking after surgery.
  • Personal toiletries.
  • Your own pillow if you prefer.
  • Crutches, walker or cane if you use an assistive device for walking.
  • CPAP machine if you use one for sleep apnea.

Do not bring these items to the hospital:

  • Jewelry.
  • Large sums of money.
  • Credit cards or a checkbook.(Have a relative or friend bring these on the day you will be discharged.)
  • Electrical appliances, although you may bring an electric razor, hair dryer, curling iron or battery-operated appliances. However, these need to be checked by the hospital engineering department before using them.
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