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.
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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Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Patient Concerns & Grievance Procedure