PATIENT INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A TRUE, LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY, CALL 911

GENERAL PRE-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

-Do not eat or drink anything 7 hours before surgery (including water, gum or candy)

-Do not smoke 12 hours before and after surgery

-No alcoholic beverages 24 hours before and after surgery

-Medication restrictions: consult your doctor

-Do not take Aspirin 48 hours before surgery unless otherwise stated by your doctor

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

-Please bring your insurance card and 2 major forms of identification with you (driver license, state ID or passport).

-Leave your jewelry and valuables at home, remove ALL body piercings.

-An adult must be available to drive you home after the surgery; you will not be allowed to drive yourself home.

-If possible, an adult should be home with you after the procedure to assist you in your recovery.

-Do not wear makeup, nail polish, bath oils, lotions, and powders on your face or body- you may use a deodorant.

-Do not shave your surgical site- shaving can irritate your skin, which may lead to infection.

-Prior to surgery your glasses/contacts and dentures may be removed, please bring a case for them.

-Shower with an antibacterial soap like Dial or Lever (bar or body wash) the evening before and prior to your arrival to the center.

-Wear comfortable, loose clothing and shoes that are easy to put on and take off.

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GENERAL POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Because you have received sedation during your procedure/ surgery, you may have some mild after effects for a few hours following your operation or procedure.  The following precautions should be taken unless your doctor instructs otherwise:

1.              No alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours.

2.              Do not drive or operate machinery or equipment for 24 hours after returning home.

3.              Do not make any major/ legal decisions for 24 hours after returning home.

4.              Contact your doctor if you experience nausea or vomiting.

Avoid strenuous activity until seen by your doctor/surgeon .  Stair climbing should be done slowly and carefully -you may tire easily with activity, which is expected.

Avoid lifting anything over 10 pounds.

Advance your diet slowly over the next day or two- avoid spicy, greasy and heavy meals.

 

 

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