(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