THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE SURGERY

Don’t eat anything for the six hours preceding your visit.

Don’t smoke for 12 hours before your procedure.

We need a responsible adult to be present at the Center during your procedure, and to drive you home. What should

Wear loose fitting clothes. We’ll need to be able to roll up your sleeves past the elbow for any intravenous medication. Also, wear comfortable shoes. You don’t want to have to worry about balancing on high heels after surgery.

Please wear eye glasses if you have them. Contacts and glasses will need to be removed before surgery.

Please call us! Tell us about your symptoms, and about any over-the-counter or prescription medications you might be taking for your illness. It is important to be healthy prior to surgery, and this will help you recover faster.

Yes. Please talk to us about all medications you take for any health conditions as these medications may have an impact on the anesthesia options and we may need to work with you and your other health care providers to modify your medications during surgery and recovery.

I have questions about what to do after surgery.

No problem. Click here for things to know following your procedure. And remember that you can call and talk to us with any questions or concerns at (415) 285-0526.