These are general guidelines. You must discuss these instructions with your physician to insure that they apply to you. Please stop all Pain Medications that can thin your blood at least 7 days before surgery. These include:Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Aspirin, Naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), Midol, etc. Pain medications that have Tylenol or Acetaminophen are okay. Stop ALL Herbal Medications at least 10 days prior to day of surgery.
Note: Your surgeon will give you specific instructions, especially regarding your medications, to prepare you for surgery.
When you arrive, you will undergo a few preparatory steps. You will change out of your clothes and into a hospital gown. You will see your nurses, anesthesiologist, and often you will see your surgeon . An intravenous (“IV”)line will be started to keep you hydrated and to administer medications such as antibiotics. Soon thereafter, you will be taken to the operating room.