anesthesia, it is extremely important that patients have an empty stomach. For
this reason, patients are not to have
anything to eat or drink for six hours before their scheduled appointment. (This includes water). You
may brush your teeth and have medications with a small sip of water.
change in health, especially the development of a cold, cough, flu or fever is
extremely important information for the surgeon. Please notify our office if
there is any change in your health as the surgery may need to be postponed.
medications should be taken as scheduled, only with a sip of water, unless
previously indicated by the physician.
literature has reported that the use of “street
drugs” (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, etc) mixed with an
anesthetic can result in serious complications, including death. Therefore, street drugs are strictly
forbidden for several weeks prior to any anesthetic.
sleeves, loose fitting pants, and comfortable shoes are advised. Do not wear
make-up, nail polish, jewelry, or false fingernails as these may prevent the
monitors from working. Please
leave all valuables at home. For children, it is suggested to bring a change of
clothing and a warm blanket.
responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office. You will not be
allowed to leave by taxi or bus. Arrange to have a responsible adult spend the
rest of the day with you. Do not plan on driving or operating any equipment for
24 hours after the anesthesia.