Pre-Surgical Instructions

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE

  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight prior to surgery.  (This also includes chewing gum.)

CANCELLATION WILL OCCUR IF THIS IS NOT FOLLOWED

This is for your protection against possible aspiration of stomach contents which could lead to severe lung problems and could even lead to death.

  • You will be called for the time you should arrive on the morning of your surgery.  Please arrive 1 to 2 hours early so we can have you ready for surgery, and for the possibly that your procedure may be done earlier if others are cancelled before you.
  • Prior to surgery you will be told what medications you can take or should not take the morning of surgery.  Please ask our office staff any questions regarding your medications.

All patients with asthma, or a history of asthma should use their inhaler on the morning of surgery.