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Preparing you for Surgery

Surgery preparation goes beyond arriving at Admissions on the day of your procedure. Follow these steps to ensure a more positive surgical experience.


• Please check into Hilo Medical Center’s screening counter two (2) hours prior to your surgery time and they will direct you to the registration desk.

• DO NOT EAT or DRINK anything after midnight the night prior to surgery

• If you are on blood thinners or diabetic medications, please contact the East Hawaii Health General Surgery Clinic at 932-4225 for specific instructions

• If you take any additional medications besides the above, it is okay to take with a sip of water the morning of surgery

• Be sure to bring your picture ID and current medical insurance card

• Do not bring jewelry or valuables with you.

• You must have a driver to drop you off and pick you up after the procedure

• Use the Outpatient Parking pass provided to you by the clinic by placing it on the dashboard. Short stay surgery parking is located next to the handicap parking

• Notify East Hawaii Health General Surgery office if you develop any sign of illness, such as fever, chills, congestion, etc.

• Surgical times are approximate. Many factors such as emergencies or the complexity of preceding cases can delay your start time.

• Failure to follow these instructions may result in your procedure being canceled.

Please call East Hawaii Health General Surgery at (808) 932-3940, Option 3, if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact Us

Physical Address:
1285 Waianunue Ave,
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
📞 (808) 932-3940 - Option #3
📠 (808) 935-0904
M-F 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
*except Federal and Hawai’i state holidays