Dear Patient,

You have scheduled a hospital surgery.

You will require medical clearance prior to your surgical procedure.  Please schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor the week prior to your scheduled surgery date. 

The Ambulatory Surgical Unit will contact you in the late afternoon the day prior surgery with your hospital arrival time.  You will need to fast after midnight the evening before surgery.

Avoid all aspirin, ibuprofen, anti-inflammatory, steroids, vitamin E and fish oil one week prior to your surgical procedure. Stop using Plavix or Coumadin as instructed.

Hospital policy requires a second surgeon to be present during certain surgical procedures.  This will result in a billing fee. The assistant surgeon, when necessary, is an integral part of the surgical team and important in maintaining the high quality of care to our patients.

After you have been discharged from the hospital, please contact our office for post-op instructions and to schedule a post-op appointment.  Routine office evaluation is one week later.  Please call 631-271-1822 to set up a post-op appointment.

Thank you,

Robert G. Zingale, M.D.