Pre-Op Anesthesia Guidelines for Your Safety

At our practice, we offer the convenience of same-day anesthesia and surgery for eligible patients and procedures, subject to the discretion of our experienced surgeons. However, in cases involving complex procedures or significant medical conditions, a consultation visit is necessary to ensure optimal care.

If you are a new patient scheduled for same-day surgery, please take note of the following instructions to prepare for your procedure:

  1. Fasting: It is essential to abstain from eating or drinking anything for a minimum of 8 hours before your scheduled surgery time. This fasting period helps reduce the risk of complications during anesthesia.

  2. Medication: If you regularly take morning medications, you may consume them with a small sip of water up to 2 hours before your surgery. Please inform our team of any medications you are taking during your consultation.

  3. Transportation: For your safety, it is imperative to arrange for a designated driver or escort to drive you home following your surgery. Due to the effects of anesthesia, you will not be able to drive yourself.

  4. Blood Thinners: If you are currently taking any blood-thinning medications, it is crucial to disclose this information during your consultation. We recommend consulting with your prescribing physician to manage your medication regimen before the scheduled surgery date.

In addition to these instructions, please consider the following recommendations for your comfort and safety:

  • Attire: We suggest wearing comfortable, casual clothing and closed-toe shoes on the day of your surgery. Avoid wearing excessive jewelry to prevent discomfort during the procedure.

  • Hair: If you have long hair, please be prepared to tie it back or secure it away from your face to ensure a clear surgical field.

Your safety and well-being are our top priorities. Failure to adhere to these pre-operative instructions can pose serious risks to your health. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are here to ensure that your surgical experience is as smooth and comfortable as possible.