Surgery Day

Surgery Day

So it is time for the big day and you are feeling a mix of excitement and nervousness. Rest assure, you are in the best hands… everything has been taken care of. Routinely, we prescribe Xanax to take the evening before surgery for you to relax. Please take it if needed, but do not to take Xanax the morning of surgery as it may affect your anesthesia.

Joseph T Cruise, MD performs all of his general procedures at the highest accredited surgical facility: The Newport Beach Center for Surgery in Fashion Island, Newport Beach. The NBCS was established and accredited in 2002. This can be verified at


  1. Our office and/or anesthesiologis will contact you the day before your surgery to answer any questions you may have
  2. Make sure to get plenty of rest and pack your belongings if you will be staying overnight at Aura.
  3. If you feel overly anxious do not hesitate to take the Xanax provided.
  4. Schedule a wake up call with your hotel.
  5. We will help you arrange for transportation to the surgery center via taxi or shuttle from hotel.
  6. Notify Joseph T Cruise, MD should you start to present any signs of an illness prior to or after surgery (fever, cough, flu-like symptoms)
  7. After midnight, do not have anything to eat or drink(even water)
  8. After showering, do not apply any cosmetics, lotions, creams or powders to your skin.


  1. You will need to arrive at the surgery center one hour before your scheduled surgery time.
  2. Take 2 Celebrex 2 hours before your scheduled surgery time with a sip of water.
  3. Bring your luggage with you if you are staying overnight at Aura otherwise you will return to your hotel. We will arrange taxi service if needed.
  4. Wear loose fitting clothing with a shirt that closes in the front so that you will not have to pull it over your head.
  5. Bring your ID, medications and glasses.

Keep yourself calm and relaxed and let the staff at the Newport Beach Center for Surgery guide you through the process.

After surgery, you will be moved to the recovery room. Recovery times vary with each patient and the procedures being preformed.

We will arrange for either Aura to pick you up or transportation back to your hotel.

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