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Before Surgery FAQ

 

Local Anesthetics:  

  • No changes with diet prior to visit. 
  • Patient can come alone or with an escort, however patient is able to drive him/herself home without difficulty. 

PO sedation

  • No changes with diet prior to visit. 
  • Patient can consume provided PO sedation medication as instructed typically 1 hour prior to surgery. 
  • Patient MUST come with an escort and NOT expected to drive him/herself home 

IV sedation:

  • No food or water at least 6 hours prior to surgery.
  • Take your normal medication with minimal water intake. 
  • Wear minimal jewelry and make up. 
  • Wear your comfortable, loose clothing. 
  • Do not wear contact lenses if possible. 
  • If you appointment is in the afternoon, the patient can consume early breakfast/fluids 6 hour prior to your surgery time.
  • Patient MUST come with an escort and NOT expected to drive him/herself home.

 

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