Before Anesthesia

Preparing for Anesthesia

No eating or drinking (including water) for 8 hours prior to your appointment.

Smoking is not permitted for at least 12 hours before surgery.

An adult must accompany the patient to the clinic, remain there during the procedure, and drive the patient home.

A patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.

Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.

Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.

Avoid excessive make-up on the day of surgery.

Notify our office if you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels..

Please check with our office prior to your surgical date for instructions about oral midications.