Pre-operative Instructions

  • Before IV Anesthesia, you may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) after midnight (6 hours minimum) before the appointment. We want your stomach as empty as possible!

 

  • You will need someone to drive you home from your appointment.

 

  • If you routinely take oral medications, you may take your daily medications with sips of water (not more than a dixie cup or 4 ounces) unless told otherwise. Please check with our office prior to your surgical date for instructions if you are unsure.

 

  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with short sleeves and low-heeled close toed shoes.  No sandals or flip flops!

 

  • Do not wear contact lenses, jewelry, and makeup including lipstick and nail polish. No denture adhesive on the day of surgery.

 

  • Please leave your phone with a family member or on silent. No audio or video recording is allowed within the office due to privacy concerns.

 

  • If you have any changes in health between your pre-op appointment and surgery date such as a productive cough, upper respiratory infection, sore throat, upset stomach, please notify the office at least 24 hours prior.

 

  • If you have any changes in your desire to have surgery, no longer want surgery, or have questions about the surgical treatment plan, please notify the office at least 24 hours prior.

 

  • If you have any changes in your availability during the post-operative period, generally 7-14 days after the surgery, please notify the office at least 24 hours prior. We don’t want to perform a surgery a day before a trip.

 

  • If you use recreational drugs of any type (marijuana, methamphetamines, dabs, vape pens, e-cigarettes, etc...), do not use these substances for 72 hours prior to your surgery as these interact unfavorably with your IV sedation causing your surgery to be canceled.

 

  • If you must cancel, please call at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellation within 24 hours will result in a non-refundable charge.

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