For Patients Receiving General Anesthesia
1.) Do NOT eat or drink anything after midnight prior to surgery, not even water. (gum or mints are also not advised)
2.) If you are less than 18 years of age, you MUST have a legal guardian accompany you on the day of surgery. That person must stay in the office during the procedure and escort you home after surgery.
3.) Your driver needs to arrive with you to the appointment and remain in the waiting area during your procedure.
4.) Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and comfortable walking shoes. Open toed shoes are not advised, tennis shoes are recommended.
5.) Remove contact lenses before surgery. Please leave them at home.
6.) DO NOT wear lipstick, makeup, excessive cologne/perfume, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
7.) Take any pre-medications that were prescribed to you.
8.) Leave all valuables at home. No cellphones will be permitted in the surgical suite
For All Patients
1.) Continue all regular medications unless directed otherwise by your surgeon.
2.) Bring with you any dentures or partial dentures that you wear.
3.) If you regularly use an inhaler or glucose monitor please have those with you on your surgery day.
4.) Dress comfortably and wear loose clothing, including short sleeves.
5.) Please use good oral and personal hygiene. It is ok to brush teeth prior to surgery, avoid swallowing water when rinsing.
6.) Questions? Please call the office we're happy to help.