Days Before Surgery
- Avoid nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or pain relievers such as aspirin,
ibuprofen, and naproxen.
- Check with
your surgeon's office regarding how long you should avoid aspirin
prior to your surgery. If you require pain medication, check with
your surgeon or take a non-aspirin pain reliever, such as Tylenol®.
how you're feeling. Any unexpected illness such as fever, cough, sore
throat, or sniffles could postpone your surgery.
let your surgeon know if you're not feeling well or experience new
or different symptoms.
Day Before Surgery
from alcohol in the 24 hours prior to your surgery. Alcohol can interfere
with most types of anesthesia and lead to complications.
a driver. You'll need a responsible person to drive you home from
the hospital when you are ready for discharge. For your safety, we
cannot allow you to drive or take a taxi home.
for a "recovery buddy." It is strongly recommended that
a dependable person stay at home with you during the first 24 hours
of recovery, assisting you as needed.
Night Before Surgery
Your stomach must be empty prior to surgery. If not, your procedure
may be postponed. It is very important that you follow these diet guidelines: