What to Expect for your Surgical Procedure
If you’re looking for quality Non-Emergency Care, then the Center For Specialized Surgery is the Healthcare Facility for you. Our professional team is here to guide our patients and their families every step of the way.
STANDARD PRE-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS
Notify your Surgeon if you develop a cold, sore throat, cough, or other indication of illness prior to your scheduled operation.
Bring to the office a Responsible Adult Companion, who can drive you home and aid in your care.
If your scheduled arrival time is BEFORE 12:00 noon, do NOT eat or drink ANYTHING after midnight. If your procedure is after 12:00noon, you may have clear liquids (water, tea) up to eight hours before your procedure but NO solid food after midnight the night before. This includes gum, mints, etc. You may brush your teeth, but do not swallow any water.
CONTINUE to take all heart and blood pressure medication as scheduled including the day of the procedure.
Do NOT take aspirin for ten days prior to the procedure.
Do NOT take Aleve, Ibuprofen, Motrin or any similar anti-inflammatory products for seven (7) days prior to your procedure. You may use medications that include Tylenol or Acetaminophen during this time.
Refrain from smoking the night before surgery. Do not drink any alcohol on the day of surgery.
Arrive at the Surgery Center one (1) hour before the time for which your surgical procedure is scheduled. Late arrival may necessitate canceling your procedure.
Do not bring valuables
Do you wear contact lenses? If so, please bring a container to place them in or remove them prior to coming for your procedure.
Are you diabetic? _______ Do you take oral _____ or IM _____ medication?
Are you taking any blood thinners(i.e. ASA, Heparin, Coumadin, Plavix) If so, what: When was the last time you took them?_____________________
Do NOT take any prescribed or over the counter diet pills for three (3) days before your procedure. Do you take any diet products? If so, what?____
Are you taking any over the counter herbal supplements (i.e. garlic, ginkgo, ginger, ginseng, senna, St. John’s Wort) If so, what? _________________________________________
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SURGEON