Prepare for Surgery

We have prepared this page to address some of the most common questions from patients scheduled for surgery.

Where will my surgery be performed?

The location of your surgery will depend on the surgery you are having and the surgeon you are seeing. We work with several respected hospitals and surgery centers in Orange County including:

Review and update your medication list

Make sure you review and update your medications list prior to your surgery. We recommend that you put all your medications on an index card, which you can keep in your wallet or on your person. Bring this with you to your surgery.

Obtain your medical clearance right away

Some surgeries will require a written medical clearance from your doctor. The criteria for medical clearance is hospital or surgery center specific.  Once your surgery date is set, make appointments with the appropriate physicians to obtain your medical clearance right away! If your medical clearance is not obtained in time, your surgery could be delayed.  Not all patients need to have medical clearance prior to surgery.

Please choose the facility where your surgery will be performed from the list above, and review the requirements.

Read the Pre-Operative Protocol

Please read and sign the pre-operative protocol that will be given to you in advance of your surgery. This document will also tell you the do’s and don’ts of preparing for surgery. It is important to follow the surgical instructions provided to you which include: arrival time, where to check-in for your surgery, how to prepare for your surgery, any pre-operative testing or clearance requirements, and post-surgical discharge guidelines.

Review the your Discharge Instructions

Your physician will go over instructions for recovery, but it is important that you are familiar with the guidelines before you go in for your surgery. The more prepared you are before surgery, the easier it will be to take it easy during recovery.

Prepare the following items and bring them with you to the hospital:

  • Insurance card
  • Photo ID

Please leave all valuables at home.

Get a good night’s sleep and just relax!

The night before surgery, get a good night’s sleep and just relax. Our surgeons are among the top doctors in their field and have successfully treated thousands of patients. You are in good hands!

Who we are

Newport Irvine Surgical Specialists is a multi-specialty surgical group that has brought eleven premier Board Certified surgeons together in one practice. The physicians of NISS are highly trained surgeons who are continually advancing with medicine, using the latest innovations in surgical care such as robotic and minimally invasive surgery. The physicians have ties to the Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach and Aliso Viejo communities. Patients are our number one priority and we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of care and attention.

What we do

The surgeons of Newport Irvine Surgical Specialists offer a variety of expertise and experience in the treatment of General, Laparascopic, Robotic, Minimally Invasive, Endocrine, Breast, Oncologic, Foregut, Hepatobiliary and Colon and Rectal Surgery as well as wound care and laser treatment. Some examples include: gallbladder removal, hernia repair, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, aderenalectomy, splenectomy, breast surgery and the management of breast cancer, melanoma surgery, soft tissue mass/lipoma removal, anti-reflux surgery, hemorrhoidectomy, hemorrhoid banding, colon surgery and rectal surgery.