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Pre-Operative Instructions

Your Surgical Procedure will not be performed if your escort/Driver is not present at the time of check in

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It is our office policy to require that the escort of any surgical patient remain in the office during the patient's entire stay in our office. Should the escort leave the premises and not be available at the time of the patient's discharge, the following will occur:

The patient will be transported to the appropriate hospital via ambulance. They will then be admitted to the hospital for observation. The transport by ambulance as well as the hospital admission will be at the patient's expense.

For those patients who will receive I.V. anesthesia, please follow these very important instructions:

  1. You must come for your surgery with a completely empty stomach. This means taking no food or fluid (not even water) for a t least six (6) hours before your appointment. If you are taking regular oral medications, please specifically ask your Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon how to manage them on the day of surgery.

  2. A reliable adult (one per person) must accompany you to take responsibility for your transportation and welfare because the medicine you will receive will diminish your thinking and reflexes. This person must remain at the office during your surgery (usually an hour) and transport you home immediately thereafter. It is most important that the attendant watch you carefully for 4-6 hours after the surgery. You should not be allowed to drive or even walk around unescorted because the anesthesia can result in slow reactions.

  3. Clothing should be short-sleeved and loose-fitting. Do not wear boots.

  4. Brush your teeth and gums before coming to the office.

  5. Please wear a minimum of facial makeup. Do not wear nail polish.

  6. There will be a $125.00 fee charged for patients who do not give a 24-hour cancellation notice.



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