Before Surgery

In order to optimize treatment, and reduce swelling and discomfort, please follow these instructions prior to your surgery:

Avoid taking aspirin or any non-steroidal anti-flammatory drugs. ie; Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin Aleve, Dolobid, or St. John’s Worth or Fish Oil etc. 3-5 days prior to surgery.

If these medications or any other anticoagulants have been prescribed to you by your physician, advise us at the time of your consultation so we may discuss this with your MD.

Remember to have your regularly scheduled meals and wear loose and comfortable clothing.

DO NOT drink caffeinated drinks the day of the surgery.

DO NOT drink alcoholic beverages 2 days prior to surgery and 4 days after your surgery.  Alcohol can cause excess bleeding and swelling and pain.

Take all prescribed medications as directed, unless you have been told otherwise. DO NOT drive or operate machinery while under the influence of prescription pain medication, ie, narcotics.