Our Commitment is to Provide Very Good Care
- Please arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home. After your procedure, you will not be able to drive yourself. Also, we recommend someone stay with you for 12 hours after your procedure.
- Please notify your physician if you experience any change in your physical condition, such as a fever or cold.
- Prior to your procedure, a nurse may contact you to update your medical information.
- If you wear contacts, eyeglasses or dentures, please bring a case for safekeeping. We can provide containers for dentures or bridgework.
- The night before your procedure, please do not drink or eat anything after midnight. This includes coffee, water, gum, candy or mints.
- Your morning medications (except for diabetic medications) may be taken with a small sip of water. Please contact the physician who ordered your medications if you have questions. If you take any blood-thinning medication (Coumadin, Ticlid, Plavix, Lovenox, aspirin) please contact your physician before stopping these medications.
- Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will wear a hospital gown during your procedure.
- Please leave valuables, including jewelry and cash, at home.
- Please bring a list of your medications with you, including prescription, non-prescription and herbal supplements.
- During your procedure, your family will be asked to wait in the waiting room.
- After your procedure, you will be monitored in the recovery area, where your family will later join you.
- Before leaving, you will be given written instructions for your care at home.
- Please follow up with your doctor's orders regarding diet, rest and medications. It is not unusual to feel a little sleepy or dizzy for several hours after your procedure.
- A nurse will call you a day or two after your procedure to see how you are feeling and to answer any questions you have.