Pre-Procedure Instructions


Before the Procedure:

NOTHING BY MOUTH BEFORE PROCEDURE (Includes coffee, juice, gum, mints, etc.)

Morning Surgery – Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before your procedure. Brush teeth without swallowing water.

Afternoon Surgery – You may eat a light meal eight (8) hours and clear liquids six (6) hours prior to your procedure. Nothing by mouth at least six (6) hours prior to your procedure.

Alcohol - NO Alcohol for 24 hours prior to procedure.


Coumadin – Coumadin must be stopped prior to your procedure. You MUST consult with your prescribing physician for appropriate directions BEFORE stopping this medication.

Aspirin – Stop aspirin for seven (7) days prior to your scheduled procedure. If you are taking aspirin for your heart, speak with your cardiologist BEFORE stopping this medication.

Diuretics (water pill) – Take AFTER your procedure.

Insulin – Take 1/2 of your prescribed insulin dosages the morning of your procedure. For afternoon procedures, drink 4-6 ounces of juice with morning insulin. Please bring insulin with you on the day of your procedure.

Other Prescribed Medications – Take your prescribed morning medications with a sip of water the day of procedure.

Ride: A Responsible Adult Companion MUST drive you home and aid in your care after your procedure.


PRE-OP – Check in one (1) hour before your procedure time. Late arrival may necessitate cancellation.

ID and Insurance – Bring a picture I.D. and all applicable insurance cards (including co insurance). Please check with your insurance company for deductible/ co payment amounts.

DRESS – Wear loose comfortable clothing. Do not wear eye contacts, please wear your glasses instead.

BELONGINGS – Do not bring anything of value.

STERILITY OF PROCEDURE AREA – You should shower or bathe the evening before or the morning of your procedure.