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Preparing for Surgery

We know that surgery can seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be. The key is knowing what to expect and having a caring team on your side to guide you every step of the way. We wholeheartedly believe in educating our patients to appropriately prepare them for their surgeries. 

10-14 days prior to surgery

  • Discontinue any blood-thinners under the supervision of your cardiologist/prescribing medical professional.  Do not stop this medication without their consent.  
  • In the event your doctor believes it is unsafe to discontinue any of these medications (Plavix, Clopidogrel, Warfarin, Coumadin, Pradaxa, Xarelto, Rivaroxaban, Aggrenox, Dipyridamole, Ticlid, Aspirin and Fish/Krill Oil) notify our office immediately.

7 days prior to surgery  

To decrease the risk of bleeding, discontinue anti-inflammatory medications and alcohol drinks.

Here is a list of some, but not all of these medications:

  • Prednisone
  • Aspirin
  • Bufferin
  • Nabumetone
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ketoprofen
  • Naproxen
  • Diclofenac
  • Indomethacin
  • Etodolac
  • Piroxicam
  • Meloxicam
  • Oxaprozin
  • Celecoxib

Discontinue any appetite suppressants, all herbal supplements and any Vitamin E beyond what is included in a multivitamin supplement.

Patients scheduled for an anterior lumbar procedure, 7 days prior to surgery begin taking Miralax powder as directed per labeling.

Day Before Surgery

  • Notify our office immediately in the event you develop cold or flu-like symptoms, have a temperature, a cough or any other illness between now and surgery
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to surgery

Morning of Surgery

  • It is mandatory to shower or bathe at home the morning of your surgery
  • You may brush your teeth, however do not swallow the water
  • Do not use chewing gum, breath mints or any type of tobacco/nicotine products
  • Do not wear make-up, lotion, cream or perfume/cologne the day of surgery 
  • Do not wear contact lenses, hair pins or wigs
  • Do not bring any money or valuables with you to the hospital/surgery center as they are not liable for any item lost during your stay at the facility
  • Hearing aids may be left in during surgery 
  • Dentures will be removed prior to surgery
  • Bring loose fitting, comfortable clothing, i.e., button-up shirts, elastic pants or shorts and slip-on shoes with a rubber sole
  • Please make sure to have a responsible adult available to drive you home. You will not be able to drive yourself home
  • Please no children in the center.  This is for the safety of your children and for patient privacy
  • You may take blood pressure medications, Tylenol (Acetaminophen), Gabapentin or Lyrica with a small sip of water
  • Duragesic (Fentanyl) patches do not need to be removed

Insulin dependent diabetics: Do not take your insulin if surgery is scheduled for early morning and you are fasting.  In the event that you have an afternoon surgery and have been instructed to eat a light breakfast, take half of your normal insulin dose.