Surgery Info

Unless otherwise instructed, stop current non-steroidals (Aleve, Aspirin, Daypro, Naprosyn, Lodine, Relafen, Voltaren, etc.) 2 weeks prior to surgery. Also, any Vitamin E and Herbal supplements. These may affect your blood clotting ability and anesthesia.
What to do...

Before Your Surgery

  • See your family doctor for medical clearance
  • Notify our office if you develop any infections or change your medical condition
  • Have your pre-admission testing (PAT) done
  • Consult your family doctor if you are on coumadin
  • Check with your health insurance plan to be sure you have the referrals or approvals you need
  • Notify our office immediately if you have a change in your insurance
  • Keep your surgery appointment. If you can’t, call our office immediately

Night Before Your Surgery

  • Shower or bathe
  • Do not eat or drink after midnight

Morning of Your Surgery

  • You can brush your teeth and rinse your mouth, but do not swallow any water
  • If you have been told to take any medications, take them with a sip of water.  You make take medication for your heart and/or blood pressure the morning of the surgery
  • Report to the hospital or surgery center at the time advised
  • Bring loose comfortable clothing to accommodate surgical dressings, such as a jogging suit
  • Dentures, glasses or contact lenses cannot be worn for surgery.  Please bring their cases
  • Leave jewelry, credit cards and other valuables at home
  • Arrange for an adult to drive you home after surgery
  • Ask someone to stay with you after your return home from surgery, at least for 24 hours
  • Do not sign any legal documents for 24 hours after your surgery

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