During your personal consultation we will obtain a complete medical history. If you use medications, or have any health issues we should know about, please inform us so we can design the best treatment program to achieve a successful result.
Smoking can seriously affect your health. It also slows the healing and recovery process. It is important to discontinue smoking just before and after surgery or to stop smoking altogether.
Medications such as aspirin, blood thinners and anti-inflammatory drugs, can be a hindrance during surgery. It is important to notify us and discontinue these medications 2 weeks prior to surgery.
Prior to the surgery day, we usually prescribe medications that you will need to purchase for use before and after surgery.
Pre-Operative and Day of Surgery:
You will be given precriptions, pre and post operative instructions, and any necessary information prior to the surgery. You will be given ice packs and post-operative instructions on the day of surgery.
Please dress comfortably and wear socks to keep your feet warm.
Please leave any jewelry and personal effects at home!
We will notify you of your arrival time. Ladies, please come without make-up.
After arriving, you will meet the anesthetist who will administer the I.V. anesthesia.
We always try to keep our patients well-informed and as comfortable as possible.
Most procedures last 1-4 hours depending on the procedure.
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your procedure.
Under no circumstances should you eat breakfast or solid foods the morning of surgery – this includes gum and mints.
Take the prescribed oral medication(s) at the appropriate time with a sip of water as needed.
If you take diabetes medications or blood thinners or aspirin, do not take these the day of surgery.
If you have any questions regarding your medications, please ask my staff or myself.