NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY

You may have received instructions from us, your surgeon or anesthesiologist pertaining to the night before surgery.  These instructions may have specific information about fasting, what time to be at the center and other guidelines you may need to follow.  We will nevertheless make every effort to contact every patient personally several days before surgery.

 

During this call, we may ask a routine set of questions.  You will be given instructions as to when to be at the center, what to wear, what medications to take and what other arrangements you need to make.

 

You will have the opportunity to ask questions.

 

Please take note of the important pre-operative guidelines for the night before surgery.
If you regularly take medications, we generally expect you to continue to take these medications unless indicated otherwise by your surgeon or anesthesiologist.  Do not hesitate to call regarding this matter if you have any questions.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible.

 

If the patient is a minor, at least one parent/guardian needs to remain on the premises at all times and must accompany the child home.

 

Patients will not be allowed to drive, walk or take public transportation following sedation or anesthesia.  Please make appropriate arrangements.  If you have been given general anesthesia, please make arrangements for a companion to be with you for 24 hours.

 

In addition, please remove all body piercings before leaving home.  Remove contact lenses and wear glasses, and please remove all jewelry.

 

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