These instructions are very important for your safety. Please follow them carefully.
- You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for 8 hours before the appointment. For morning surgery, no food or liquids after midnight the night before surgery.
- No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
- A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
- Plan to rest for the remainder of the surgery day. The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
- Please wear loose-fitting clothing with sleeves that can be rolled up past the elbow and low-heeled shoes.
- You must remove contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures at the time of surgery.
- Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
- If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, or stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office before your surgery.
- If you take prescription medications, please check with your surgeon prior to your surgical date for instructions.
- The use of alcohol or recreational drugs can adversely affect the anesthesia medications that we use. This can be very dangerous. Please discontinue the use of such for at least 72 hours prior to your procedure and make sure your surgeon knows the history of your usage, if any.
- If your surgeon prescribed medications for you, please follow the instructions for their use closely.
Women, please note: Some antibiotics may interfere with the effectiveness of your birth control pills. Please check with your pharmacist.