Pre-Operative Instructions

St. Mary’s Hospital

SURGERY will be at St. Mary’s Hospital:
5801 Bremo Road
Richmond, VA 23226
(804)285-2011



  1. SURGERY DATE:__________________________________ ARRIVE AT: ______________________

    Go to the MAIN Entrance at St. Mary’s Hospital (Bremo Road Side) and report to Outpatient Registration on the Left.

  2. PRE-ADMISSION TESTING:__________________________________________________________

    At this appointment, you will discuss your medical history with a pre-op nurse and have any necessary pre-operative testing such as blood work and a EKG. You will report to The Reynolds Building located at 6900 Forest Ave, Suite 105. MOB II.

  3. Do not have anything to eat or drink after midnight the evening prior to surgery. You may take your heart or blood pressure medication the morning of surgery with a small sip of water.

  4. Arrange for someone to take you home following the surgery. Public transportation is not permitted.

  5. Do not take any aspirin products that include Aleve, Advil, or Ibuprofen one week prior to surgery. You may take Tylenol or medication prescribed by Dr. Hepper.

  6. Post-Operative instructions will be given to you prior to being discharged from the hospital along with any prescriptions for medication and physical therapy.

  7. We will contact your insurance company for prior authorization for this procedure.

Any Questions please call Dr. Hepper’s office at 804-288-8512.