Before Your Procedure

One to Two Days Prior to Your Procedure

  • If any change occurs in your physical condition or if you develop a cough, sore throat or fever, please contact your Physician immediately.
  • If you are currently taking anticoagulants, aspirin or products containing aspirin, vitamins, supplements or herbal therapies, please contact your Physician for further instructions. You may be required to stop them prior to or after your procedure.
  • Pre-operative blood testing or medical clearance examinations, if needed, will be arranged by your Physician.
  • A financial advisor will contact you to make any necessary arrangements should your insurance coverage not cover the costs of the bill.

The Night Before Your Procedure

  • Carefully follow any instructions your Physician may give you in preparation for the procedure to ensure your comfort and reduce the possibility of complications.
  • Do not drink or eat anything after midnight (this includes gum and mints). You may brush your teeth, however, please do not swallow anything. Failure to follow these instructions may result in cancellation of your procedure.
  • Patients scheduled for procedure later in the day, diabetics, infants or patients with special dietary restrictions may be given special preparation instructions.
  • Do not take any medications after midnight unless instructed by your Physician or a member of the facility staff.
  • Diabetic, hypertensive or cardiac patients, please obtain specific instructions from your Physician or contact the facility.
  • Please bring a complete list of all medications you are taking.
  • Do not smoke or drink any alcoholic beverages for 24 hours before your procedure.
  • Please do not eat any candy or chew gum on the day of the procedure
  • Bathe or shower either the morning of or the night before your procedure.
  • If you suspect you are pregnant, it is important that you notify your Physician or the designated facility.
  • Remove all make-up, including eye make-up and lipstick. Do not wear jewelry, hairpins or hair clips.
  • Please arrange in advance for a responsible adult friend or family member to drive you home after your procedure. Failure to have someone to drive you home may result in cancellation or postponement of your procedure. We also recommend someone remain with you for the first 24 hours following procedure. It is best if a family member or a responsible adult remains in the waiting area during your procedure.