Most hospitals and surgical centers require patients to remove all jewelry, including permanent pieces, before surgery. This policy helps reduce the risk of jewelry interfering with medical equipment, becoming damaged, or causing injury during the procedure. In cases where the jewelry is permanent and can’t be easily removed, you should notify your healthcare provider in advance so they can make necessary accommodations. However, it may still need to be cut off in some circumstances, especially in emergency situations.
Can Permanent Jewelry Be Worn During Surgery?
June 19, 2023