In most cases you will be scheduled for a consultation prior to your intravenous anesthesia and surgery appointment. At this appointment we assess if it is safe to provide intravenous anesthesia to you in a outpatient clinic setting, provide recommendations if you take routine medications and answer all questions or concerns regarding the procedure.
You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for 8 hours prior to the appointment.
No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
A responsible adult must accompany you to the office, remain in the office during the procedure and drive you home.
You should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia and/or if taking narcotic pain medication.
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.
Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup or nail polish on the day of surgery.
If you are ill and have symptoms of a cold or flu such as a sore throat, chest congestion, severe cough, stomach/GI issues, fever etc. please notify the office.
If you take routine oral medications, please check with the Surgeon you will be seeing prior to your surgical date for instructions.