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Patient Information


Anesthesia Instructions

  • Do not eat or drink anything after 11pm.

  • Take your regularly scheduled morning heart and BP meds as instructed by physician on the day of surgery with a small sip of water.

  • Bring all of your medications with you.

  • Stop any over the counter supplements and herbals 2 WEEKS before surgery.

  • Stop any diet pills 2 WEEKS before surgery.

  • Stop smoking at least 24 hrs. prior to surgery. Stopping for six to eight weeks before surgery is ideal.

  • Remove contact lenses and removable dental appliances before entering the operating room.

  • If you are a chronic pain patient, you may take your regularly scheduled morning dose of pain medications on the day of surgery with a small sip of water. Please let your anesthesia provider know if you are using a fentanyl patch.


Your anesthesiologist will want to know: 

  • Your medical problems

  • List of medications

  • If you smoke, drink alcohol, or do drugs and how much and last use.

  • Drug allergies

  • Any previous problems you have had with anesthesia or any family history of problems with anesthesia.

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