• Arrange for you transportation to and from the Surgery Center. You will not be allowed to drive home or leave the center unaccompanied. Arrange for a responsible adult to be with you at hom after your surgery for the first 24 hours post-op.
  • If you should develop any changes in your health status prior to your procedure (cough, fever, sore throat, etc.) please notify your surgeon.
  • Do not have anything to eat or drink 8 hours prior to your surgery or procedure unless instructed otherwise by your physicians or anesthesiologist. Failure to follow these instructions could jeopardize your health and may result in a cancellation. Any medication that you are required to take may be taken with a small sip of water only.
  • Check with your physician or anesthesiologist regarding the use of any medications that you are currently taking and the use of these medications prior to you surgery. You may be instructed to discontinue use one week to ten days prior to surgery.
  • You may not take the following medications for one week to ten days prior to surgery Asprin, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Feverfew, or any anti-inflammatories Diet Pills MAO inhibitors All Herbal Medications (including St. John's Wort, Herbal Phen Fen's, Ginko Biloba, Vitamin E, etc.)