Before Surgery Instructions
One Week Prior to Surgery
To prepare for your upcoming surgery, you should confirm with our office that you have completed all required pre-operative testing and that we have received the results of such testing. In addition, one week prior to your scheduled surgery, you should stop taking all Aspirin, Baby Aspirin, Coumadin, NSAIDS (Aleve, Advil, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Meloxicam), vitamins and herbal supplements. If you need to take a pain reliever Tylenol is permitted. If you have any questions regarding medications you are currently taking, please ask Dr. Khavari.
Day Before Surgery
If you are undergoing anesthesia, remember you may not have anything to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to your surgery. As a general rule, we advise patients not to eat or drink past midnight. Remember to arrive at the surgical center one and a half hours before your scheduled surgery time. When preparing for arrival, remember to wear lose fitting clothes and to leave valuables such as jewelry at home. Please call our office before the scheduled day of surgery if you are experiencing an illness, vomiting or have symptoms such as a sore throat or runny nose. Depending on the severity, Dr. Khavari or the anesthesiologist may recommend postponing surgery.
Day of Surgery
When you arrive at the pre-operative area, you will be welcomed by one of our operating room nurses that will make you comfortable. Dr. Khavari will greet you and your family to answer any last-minute questions you may have regarding your surgery. Our anesthesiologist will ask some questions regarding your general health and any family history of reactions to anesthesia. He or she will explain the planned anesthetic procedure and obtain your consent. This is a great time to ask any questions or express any concerns you regarding the anesthesia process.