YOUR SURGICAL PROCEDURE WILL NOT BE PERFORMED IF YOUR ESCORT/DRIVER IS NOT PRESENT AT THE TIME OF CHECK IN
For those patients that will receive I.V. anesthesia, please follow these very important instructions:
If your surgery/anesthesia is scheduled for the morning, do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
- However, if your surgery is scheduled for the afternoon, we encourage clear liquids up to three (3) hours before surgery. Examples include water, black coffee, sodas, tea, and sports drinks. No solid foods are to be taken within six (6) hours of the surgery.
- The doctor may prescribe pre-operative medication(s). These may be taken with a sip of water. Any other medications you take on a regular basis should be discussed with the doctor or nurse.
A reliable adult (one per person) must accompany you to take responsibility for your transportation and welfare because the medication you will receive will diminish your thinking and reflexes. This person must remain at the office during your surgery (usually an hour) and transport you home immediately afterward. It is important that the attendant watch you carefully for 4-6 hours after surgery. You should not be allowed to drive or ambulate without assistance during this time because the anesthesia will slow your reactions.
Wear loose, comfortable clothes including a sleeveless or short sleeve shirt. Please remove lipstick, dark nail polish, and jewelry. Contact lenses are discouraged. Comfortable laced footwear is encouraged (tennis shoes).
Brush your teeth and gums before coming to the office.
There will be a $125.00 fee charged for patients who do not give a 24-hour cancellation notice.
It is our office policy to require that the escort of any surgical patient remain in the office during the patient’s entire stay in our office. Should the escort leave the premises and not be available at the time of the patient’s discharge, the following will occur:
- The patient will be transported to the appropriate hospital via ambulance. They will then be admitted to the hospital for observation. The transport ambulance as well as the hospital admission will be at the patient’s expense.
Please call the office at 865-410-3075 for ANY questions.