Haley E. Ennis, MD, Hip & Knee Arthroplasty Specialist  Appointments:
Broomfield  (303) 544-3820
Longmont (720) 718-8288

Preparing for Surgery: Checklist

Scheduling your surgery

Surgery scheduling is handled by our surgery schedulers. We will provide you with their contact information when you meet with us in clinic. Based on your insurance and the type of surgery that you are having, you may have surgery with Dr. Hayley Ennis at several different locations.




UCHealth Broomfield Hospital

UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital

Prior to Surgery

If you use an extensive list of prescription and over the counter medications, or have several allergies, please contact the Pre-Surgery Testing nurse, so that he/she will be well prepared for any additional testing you may require.  The PST nurse will tell you which medications you may take the morning of your procedure. 

Quit taking blood thinning medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, coumadin, fish oil, etc.  If you are taking prescription medication, contact your prescribing physician to appropriately regulate your treatments.

You are required to have someone else drive you home.  Please be prepared with a driver, prior to your procedure.  Also, consider which body part will be operated on and arrange for an appropriate vehicle to take you home.  For example, if you are having knee surgery, and will be on crutches and in an immobilizer, consider the size and space you will need.
DO NOT eat, drink or chew anything, including water and gum, after midnight.  You may brush your teeth but do not swallow the water
  • DO NOT eat or drink anything the morning or day of your procedure.  Again, you may brush your teeth, but do not swallow the water.
  • Do not wear make-up, creams, lotions or deodorant unless specified by your doctor or the pre-surgery testing nurse.
  • Bring your insurance card.
  • Leave valuables, such as watches and jewelry at home.
  • You may want your friends or family to bring in personal toiletries for after surgery.
  • Your physician may have ordered you a brace or sling, which will be at the facility the day of your surgery.
  • Bring crutches, if required.  You may rent crutches at most local grocery stores or pharmacies.

Preparing your body for surgery

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