PRE-OP AND POST-OP PATIENT GUIDELINES

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
Please let us know:


1. If you have a preexisting medical condition, it needs to be screened by the Medical Director. Please inform the scheduling intake person of your medications at the time you schedule your appointment.

2. Typically, if you take medication in the morning you can take your medication with a small sip of water. Please inform us of this at the time you schedule your appointment.

3. If you are a diabetic, your appointment should be as early as possible in the morning. You should check your first morning blood sugar and bring this record to the office along with your glucometer. You will most likely not be eating or drinking 8 hours prior to surgery so DO NOT take your insulin unless you have informed our Medical Director. Bring extra insulin to the clinic with you.

4. If you have asthma, please bring your inhaler with you.

5. Please notify us if you have a history of bleeding disorders, heart murmur, mytral valve prolapse, or other heart conditions at the time you schedule your appointment.

6. Notify staff if you pre-medicate prior the to surgery.

Important information concerning your visit with us:

• Please be prepared to stay at the Center for at least 3 hours.
• Dress comfortably you may bring socks and a sweater.
• You must have a ride home from your appointment.
• Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before your appointment.
• Refrain from alcohol, recreational drugs, or non-prescription medications for 48 hours prior to your appointment.
• For reasons of privacy please refrain from using cell phones in waiting room or any other area that you are not alone.
• In consideration for our patients, emotional well being, please leave children home.