If lab orders are required, please schedule an appointment
with your primary care doctor. These labs must be completed
7 to 10 days prior to surgery. If the labs are not completed,
it may be necessary to delay or reschedule your surgery.
take aspirin, aspirin products, ibuprofen or non-steroidal
anti-inflammatories in the 2 weeks prior to surgery as these
may thin the blood and cause excessive bleeding. Various
herbal and other over-the-counter medicines can have a similar
effect. If you are taking these medications, please call
our office for a detailed list of safe medications. If taking
pain medication, a non aspirin product like tylenol is
If you become ill, please contact our office. If you need
to cancel surgery, please give 72 hours notice so we may
fill the time with other patients who need surgery.
You will receive a confirmation call from
the surgical facility 1–2 days prior to surgery.
They will give specific instructions for registration with
that facility as well
as directions. Please ask any questions about the facility
that you may have, at this time.
eat or drink anything 8 hours prior, including water. If
you take medications in the morning, bring them with you.
may ask you to take it with a small sip of water.
Arrive at the hospital 1–2 hours prior
to scheduled surgery time to fill out paperwork and allow
to prepare you for surgery.
After the surgery, your doctor will tell you when you need
to return to the office. You will need to call and schedule
note that these instructions are only general guidelines.
Your doctor may give you specific, additional instructions
after the surgery. If there is any discrepancy between the
instructions on this Web page and what the doctor has told
you, follow the doctor's specific instructions. If you have
any questions, please check with your doctor.
Please go to our Post-Op Instructions page to view post-operative
instructions for your particular surgery.