Generalized Pre-Operative Instructions
- Call your physician immediately if you notice a change in your health between the time you saw your surgeon and the day of your procedure. Eat a light dinner the evening before your surgery. DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT. DISCUSS ALL MEDICATIONS CURRENTLY TAKING WITH PHYSICIAN.
- Patients should take the following medications the morning of surgery with a sip of water:
- Antihypertensive Medications
- Heart Medications
- Seizure Medications
- IF THERE HAVE BEEN ANY CHANGES IN THE MEDICATIONS YOU ARE TAKING BETWEEN THE TIME YOU SAW YOUR SURGEON AND THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE, NOTIFY THE PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
- HAVE A RESPONSIBLE ADULT ACCOMPANY YOU TO THE CENTER AND DRIVE YOU HOME FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY. YOUR SURGERY CANNOT PROCEED WITHOUT YOUR COMPANION.
- Bring your medical insurance cards.
- Bring a current list of medications that you take regularly.
- Bring containers to store your contacts, eyeglasses, hearing aid, etc.
- Do not bring jewelry or other valuables, including wedding bands or body piercing.
- Do not wear makeup, hairpins, nail polish, body powder, or contact lenses if possible.