Lifespan Surgical Services

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Your Surgery

It's normal to have some questions leading into your surgery. Here are some common questions and answers.

What time should I arrive for my surgery?

The facility where you are having your surgery will give you the time of surgery the business day before surgery.

Can I wear nail polish?

Yes, you can wear nail polish.

Can my family members visit me?

Due to many changing factors for the safety of our patients and staff, we encourage you to check the website for visitation guidelines.

What if I'm not feeling well before or on the day of my surgery?

Call your surgeon's office if you become sick or develop any skin condition in the days leading up to your surgery.

I am having my procedure in the cardiac cath lab. Are there any special instructions?

If your procedure is in the cardiac cath lab, and you have questions, please call between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call 401-444-5904 for Rhode Island Hospital and 401-793-4005 for The Miriam Hospital .