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Before Anesthesia

If your procedure requires general anesthesia, our anesthesiologist will call you before your surgery to talk about any relevant medical history and answer any questions you may still have about anesthesia.

Ensure your safety and comfort before, during and after your procedure by following these instructions. Also be sure to share them with the responsible person who will care for you after you leave our facility.

General Instructions:

  • Patients whose treatment require an outpatient procedure with anesthesia must arrange for a responsible adult to take them home and stay with them for a minimum of 24 hours.
  • Patients whose treatment only require local anesthesia will be allowed to drive themselves home.
  • Absolutely no eating, drinking or smoking 24 hours prior to surgery. If your surgery is late the next day talk to your surgeon about having a light breakfast.
  • All make up is to be removed before the day of surgery as well as fingernail and toenail polish.
  • Wear your glasses on the day of surgery. If only able to wear contacts please bring a container for your lenses.
  • Jewelry must be removed, including all body piercing jewelry if applicable.
  • We recommend you were loose, warm, comfortable clothing. Do not wear high heels or sandals.
  • Talk to your doctor about any medications and herbal remedies you may take, as your doctor may want to discontinue their use prior to your surgery.
  • Notify your surgeon if you develop a cold, fever, persistent cough or any other unusual health related issue prior to and after surgery.
  • Pain control is offered to most patients after surgery. Your surgeon will write a prescription which can be filled and picked up at a pharmacy of your choice.
  • Please bring a copy of your insurance card(s) and a current photo ID.

These instructions are just guidelines. Please talk to our anesthesiologist for the full list of information you need to know prior to surgery. We are happy to provide you with as much information as possible to eliminate any fear or concerns you may have.

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