Preoperative Instructions

In preparation for your upcoming procedure, please take note of the following:

Things you should do:
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
  • If you must cancel, please call at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Please give us a call before your appointment if you develop any cold, flu, sore throat or other symptoms of illness.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing and a shirt with sleeves. Do not wear tight-fitting or binding clothes.
  • Empty your bladder immediately prior to your appointment.
  • Remove your contact lenses or glasses prior to surgery.
  • You may take prescribed medication the morning of surgery (unless told otherwise by your doctor) with a small sip of water.
Things you should NOT do:
  • Do not take any narcotic pain medication or sedatives prior to your appointment.
  • Do not wear valuable jewelry to your appointment.
  • Do not plan any strenuous activities for at least 48 to 72 hours following your procedure.
Please note the following instructions if you are undergoing IV sedation:
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your appointment.
  • You must bring an escort with you who can drive you home after the appointment. We will not allow you to drive a vehicle.*

*Your driver/escort must stay in the waiting room until your surgery is completed.