Pre Outpatient Surgery

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Medications

Do not take the following medications for 5 days before your surgery.

  • No anti-inflammatory medications such as: Aspirin®, Aleve®, Advil®, Ecotrin®, Motrin® etc.
  • No blood thinning medications such as: Coumadin®, Plavix®, Pradaxa® etc.
  • No iron and vitamins.
  • No herbal medications for 10 days prior to your procedure.
  • Tylenol® is ok to take if needed.
  • If you have been advised not to stop your blood thinners, by either your primary care physician or cardiologist, please inform our doctor so that appropriate steps can be taken in a timely manner to ensure that you are off blood thinners for the shortest possible time.

Day Before Procedure

  • Have a light dinner.
  • HAVE NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR SURGERY.
  • You will need a ride home, so please arrange for someone to take you home.

Day of Procedure

  • Please take your blood pressure/heart medications with a sip of water. DO NOT take your diabetic medications.
  • Two hours prior to leaving the house give yourself one saline based Fleet® enema. Hold it for as long as possible and expel it. If you had been instructed to take the full bowel prep then you may omit the enema.
  • Arrive well in time for your procedure, it takes about 90 - 120 minutes to register and get you ready for the procedure.
  • You will need a ride home.

Checklist Before Going To The Hospital

  • Bring a list of your medications to the hospital. At the hospital the nurse will talk with you about your health. If you think you may have trouble with this,please bring another adult with you.
  • If you have diabetes check your glucose as usual and bring the results with you to the hospital. You may need to have your glucose checked at the hospital.

IMPORTANT INSURANCE INFORMATION:

  • It is your responsibility to know your benefits/deductibles. We will get prior authorization for your procedure if required. There will be separate charges from the facility, assistant surgeon if one is needed, anesthesiologist, and our office.