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Before Your Surgery

Pre-Operative Instructions

The following is useful information regarding your upcoming procedure.

  • All minor patients (under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Please wear comfortable clothing, including a short-sleeved shirt
  • Remove contact lenses, jewelry, and watches
  • Remove fingernail polish on both index fingers
  • Avoid wearing sandals or flip-flops
  • Avoid using any makeup, perfume, or cologne
  • Keep hair tied up away from your face

For Procedures That Include IV Sedation:

  • Nothing to eat or drink (including water) for 8 hours prior to your appointment
  • You will need a responsible driver who you trust to accompany you. Patients having anesthesia may not drive the entire day of surgery

Medications:

  • If prescribed any medications at the consultation, please take them as directed with a small sip of water prior to your appointment
  • Please call our office to review which medications you should take

Alcohol & Smoking:

  • Alcoholic beverages should be avoided for 24 hours before and 5 days after surgery
  • Smoking should be avoided or limited as much as possible

Illnesses & Pregnancy:

  • If you have an illness, such as a cold, sore throat, upset stomach, or if you think you may be pregnant, please contact our office

Helpful Items to Have Prior to Surgery:

  • Ice Packs
  • Soft foods
  • Ibuprofen or Tylenol®
  • Any prescribed medications from the pharmacy

Contact Our Office If Any of the Following Apply to You (if not discussed during the consultation):

  • Take blood thinners
  • Take medications for osteoporosis
  • Have diabetes
  • Have had heart valve surgery
  • Have had joint replacement surgery
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Please contact our office if you have any questions or issues with these instructions.

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