The Night Before Surgery
You may have received instructions from us, your surgeon or anesthesiologist pertaining to
the night before surgery. These instructions may have contained specific information about
fasting, what time to be at the center and other guidelines you may need to follow. We will
nevertheless make every effort to contact every patient personally several days before
surgery. Also, not eating or drinking after midnight unless told otherwise by their physician.
Medications can be taken with a small sip of water on the day of surgery.
During this call, we may ask a routine set of questions. You will be given instructions as
to when to be at the center, what to wear, what medications to take and what other
arrangements you need to make.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Please take note of the important pre-operative guidelines for the night before surgery.
If you regularly take medications, we generally expect you to continue to take these
medications unless indicated otherwise by your surgeon or anesthesiologist. Do not
hesitate to call regarding this matter if you have any questions. If you are unable to
keep your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible.
Patients will not be allowed to drive, walk or take public transportation following
sedation or anesthesia. Please make appropriate arrangements. If you have been given
general anesthesia, please make arrangements for a companion to be with you for 24 hours.
If one is not present post surgery, there may be complications with the fulfillment of
In addition, please remove all body piercings before leaving home. Remove contact
lenses and wear glasses, and please remove all jewelry.