Instructions Regarding Your Anesthesia
The anesthesia you will be given requires different preparation on your part and, for your safety, it is important that you read and follow the instructions carefully. If you are unclear about anything, please do not hesitate to ask the Doctor or one of his assistants.
For your surgery, please wear comfortable, loose clothing. Shirts should have sleeves that are easily drawn above the elbow. Please DO NOT wear flip-flops, high heels, or clogs. Females should remove nail polish before surgery; apply as little makeup as possible, and wear NO jewelry.
Intravenous Sedation Medications are given through a vein in your arm or hand, which will cause total relaxation. Although you will not actually be unconscious, there will be very little recall (if any) of the events surrounding the surgery.
Avoid having anything to eat or drink (including water) for 4-6 hours prior to surgery. However, it is important that you take any regular medications (high blood pressure, antibiotics, etc.) or any pre-medication prescriptions that we provide, using only small sips of water. Plan to rest for the remainder of the day.
YOU MUST ARRIVE WITH SOMEONE TO ACCOMPANY YOU AND DRIVE YOU HOME AFTER THE PROCEDURE. YOUR RIDE MUST REMAIN IN THE OFFICE UNTIL THE PROCEDURE IS COMPLETE. IF YOUR RIDE LEAVES THE OFFICE, YOUR PROCEDURE WILL BE RESCHEDULED. NO TAXI CABS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE!
OTHER SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Please DO NOT bring cell phones, CD or tape players with you on the day of your procedure.
OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A SAFE, PLEASANT AND EFFECTIVE ANESTHESIA. IN ORDER TO DO THIS, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE HAVE YOUR COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF AND FULL COOPERATION IN ADHERING TO THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK OR CALL ABOUT ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE CONCERNING YOUR SURGERY OR THE ANESTHESIA.
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