General Pre-Op Instructions
You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) after 8pm, the night prior to surgery. We recommend this regimen, even if you were scheduled for a local anesthetic in the event, an IV becomes necessary.
If you take routine oral medications or diabetic, please check with your surgeon prior to your surgical date for instructions. Please notify your surgeon if you are on any blood thinners bone medications or insulin.
If you have been instructed to take any medications morning of surgery, please do so with a very small sip of water. Most prescribed daily meds can be taken with a sip of water prior to surgery, especially, blood pressure or heart medications.
A responsible adult must accompany you and should be present at the time of your surgery. This person must remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home. For patients under 18, a parent or legal guardian will have to sign the surgical consent form and remain in the office during the procedure.
The patient should not drive a vehicle operate any machinery or make any legal decisions for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves, which can be rolled up past the elbow.
Contact lenses, jewelry, dentures and all piercings (tongue ring, lip ring) must be removed at the time of surgery.
No cell phones or pocket knives permitted in the surgery rooms. Do not wear lipstick, makeup, lotion, perfume or nail polish on the day of surgery.
If you have an illness, such as a cold, sore throat, stomach, or bowel upset, please notify the office.
If an unforeseen circumstance requires you to change or cancel your scheduled appointment. We ask that you provide us with 48 hours notice.
If you still have questions about what to do before surgery, contact us at 501-510-1143. We’re happy to help walk you through any concerns you may have.