Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Day before surgery

    • Eat a light, easily digestible meal the night before the operation
    • Do not drink any alcoholic beverages the night before the operation
    • Refrain from smoking for at least one day prior to surgery
    • Contact our office immediately if you have experienced any respiratory symptoms or illnesses in the last few weeks

Morning of surgery

    • Do not have anything to eat or drink after midnight the night before your surgery appointment, no water, no liquids, no food of any kind.
    • EXCEPTION FOR WATER: Please take any medications ordered by your physician unless our office requests otherwise. Take with just enough water to swallow the medications, nothing more.
    • Arrange for a responsible relative or friend to drive you home after the operation. Uber or other ride shares are not permitted. Someone should be with you for a minimum of three hours postoperatively.
    • If you wear contact lenses, please wear eyeglasses to surgery.
    • Please wear comfortable, short-sleeved clothing.
    • Patients under 18 years of age must have written consent for the operation from a parent or guardian.