Preparing adequately for your surgical procedure is essential to guaranteeing a smooth recovery and optimizing the outcome of your surgery. Dr. Rodgers and her clinical staff will offer customized advice tailored to your individual procedure and medical background, ensuring that you’re well-prepared for the process.

To prepare for your surgical procedure, there are several steps you can take:

  • Follow pre-operative instructions provided by Dr. Rodgers, including fasting requirements, medication adjustments and any necessary tests.
  • Arrange for transportation to and from Rose Medical Center on the day of your surgery.
  • Ensure you have a support system in place for after the surgery, including someone to assist you at home during the initial recovery period.
  • Prepare your living space by setting up a comfortable recovery area with necessary supplies and amenities. See below for links to our recommended products.
  • Stay informed about the procedure by asking questions and discussing any concerns with Dr. Rodgers and her staff during pre-operative appointments.
  • Engage in activities that promote overall health and well-being, such as getting adequate rest, staying hydrated and maintaining a balanced diet. Your provider may suggest having a Lymphatic Drainage treatment prior to surgery.
  • If you are traveling from out of town for your procedure, extra preparations may be necessary. Access our Out-of-Town Patient information here: link to Out of Town Patients page.
  • It is extremely important to familiarize yourself with post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery process. Access post-operative Surgical Instructions here: link to Surgical Instructions

Additionally, as you prepare for your surgical procedure, we recommend the following products to aid in the recovery of your surgical procedure. We suggest that you obtain these products prior to your surgery.

Post Surgical Bras:

We suggest a range of bras suitable for postoperative recovery following breast surgery.

Medical Grade Recliner/Lift Chair:

Depending on your surgical procedure, renting a lift chair after surgery may enhance comfort, mobility, and safety during the recovery process, ultimately supporting a smoother and more successful recuperation. You can contact any local medical supply store to inquire. Below are some links that might assist you in your search.

Additional Products:

Using the restroom after certain surgical procedures can be challenging. This device can assist you during your recovery process.

Sleep Again Pillows
Ensuring comfortable sleep is crucial for a successful recovery. The Sleep Again Pillow System provides support for back sleeping, which is beneficial during the healing process after your surgical procedure.