BEFORE INTRAVENOUS SEDATION
The Week Before Your Surgery
- Avoid ASPIRIN. Aspirin prolongs bleeding. It is advised that you discontinue Aspirin products one week prior to surgery until 3 days after surgery.
- Avoid excessive sweets; they interfere with healing and fighting infection.
- Try to eat a nutritiously as possible.
- You will be on a soft diet for approximately 2 weeks after surgery. Have an assortment of soft foods available.
- Call the office a few days before surgery to check on prescriptions. We want to make sure they have been called in to your Pharmacy before you go to pick them up.
If you are unable to make your Surgery Appointment you Must contact us 72 hours in advance, to avoid a cancellation fee.
The day of your surgery
- You may not have anything to eat or drink for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment. Sips of water to take medications or to moisten the mouth and lips are fine.
- No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
- A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office and drive the patient home.
- The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for the remainder of the day following the anesthesia experience.
- Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
- Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
- Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
- If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
- If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Morarasu prior to your surgical date for instructions. We suggest taking all your normal medications as prescribed UNLESS your physician and/or Dr. Morarasu advises otherwise. Simply call us if any questions arise.