(302) 346-4000 | 200 Banning Street, Suite 110, Dover, DE 19904

Day Before Surgery


Arrival Time

You will receive a phone call between the hours of 2-5:00 pm to review your arrival time for the next day and to answer any questions you may have. Typically you are asked to arrive 60-90 minutes prior to your surgery time.

Please DO NOT eat or drink anything after 11:00 p.m. the night before surgery; this includes water, coffee, tea, milk, gum, and candy. If instructed to take any medication the day of surgery, please take with a small sip of water at least 2 hours prior to your arrival time at the surgery center. we asked that you do not smoke the night before surgery.



If you are scheduled to receive sedation/anesthesia you must have a responsible escort (at least 18 years of age) to take you home and we recommend they stay at the facility. If you do not have a responsible escort to take you home, your surgery will be cancelled and/or rescheduled until arrangements can be made. We recommend that you have someone stay and care for you for the first 24 hours after your surgery/procedure.

No smoking after midnight the night before surgery

Thank you for selecting Delaware Surgery Center for your surgical needs.


If you have any questions, please call:

Main Number: (302) 346-4000
Pre-anesthesia: (302) 741-0452

COVID-19 Facility Update

In efforts to protect our patients, caregivers, and community from the spread of COVID-19, beginning Tuesday March 17 we will institute the following safeguards, screening process and visitation policy at Delaware Surgery Center.


If you meet any of the following criteria we ask that you postpone your surgery for at least 14 days.









We appreciate your cooperation during this time.