Patient info

Before Surgery

  • Do not eat or drink anything 7 hours before surgery (including water, gum or candy)

  • Do not smoke 12 hours before and after surgery

  • No alcoholic beverages 24 hours before and after surgery

  • Medication restrictions: consult your doctor

  • Do not take Aspirin 48 hours before surgery unless otherwise stated by your doctor

Things To Remember

  • Please bring your insurance card and 2 major forms of identification with you (driver license, state ID or passport).

  • Leave your jewelry and valuables at home, remove ALL body piercings.

  • An adult must be available to drive you home after the surgery; you will not be allowed to drive yourself home.

  • If possible, an adult should be home with you after the procedure to assist you in your recovery.

  • Do not wear makeup, nail polish, bath oils, lotions, and powders on your face or body- you may use a deodorant.

  • Do not shave your surgical site- shaving can irritate your skin, which may lead to infection.

  • Prior to surgery your glasses/contacts and dentures may be removed, please bring a case for them.

  • Shower with an antibacterial soap like Dial or Lever (bar or body wash) the evening before and prior to your arrival to the center.

  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and shoes that are easy to put on and take off.

After Surgery

Because you have received sedation during your procedure/surgery, you may have some mild after effects for a few hours following your operation or procedure.  The following precautions should be taken unless your doctor instructs otherwise:


  1. No alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours.

  2. Do not drive or operate machinery or equipment for 24 hours after returning home.

  3. Do not make any major/legal decisions for 24 hours after returning home.

  4. Contact your doctor if you experience nausea or vomiting.


  • Avoid strenuous activity until seen by your doctor/surgeon. Stair climbing should be done slowly and carefully – you may tire easily with activity, which is expected.

  • Avoid lifting anything over 10 pounds.

  • Advance your diet slowly over the next day or two – avoid spicy, greasy and heavy meals.