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Before Intravenous Anesthesia
- You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six hours prior to the appointment. If you have been given a prescription medication, you may take it with a small sip of water unless the doctor has instructed you to do otherwise.
- A responsible adult will need to accompany you to your surgery appointment and drive you home. This person must remain in the office during your procedure. If this person is not present at check-in, your procedure may be rescheduled.
- Minors having surgery must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Please do not smoke for 48 hours before surgery and one week following surgery. Smoking increases the risk of infection, slows the healing process and may compromise the administration of anesthesia.
- Please dress comfortably and wear a short sleeved shirt.
- If you wear contact lenses, please remove them prior to your procedure. Please do not wear make-up or fingernail polish on the day of your surgery.
- Post operative prescriptions may need to be picked up from a pharmacy on your behalf. There will be a separate charge by the pharmacy for these medications.
- After the procedure, you should not plan to drive or work for the rest of the day. Plan on having assistance for 24 hours after surgery.
- If you use any blood thinning agents, including Coumadin, aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, please discuss this at the consultation appointment, as it may affect the procedure.
- Female patients- please let your doctor know if you may be pregnant.