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before anesthesia

surgical instructions

    Most people may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six (6) hours prior to the appointment.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or dark colored nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, cough, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office. Your anesthesia may need to be postponed.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with your physician or Dr. Vitale prior to your surgical date for instructions.
  • If you are a smoker, you may have only one cigarette on the morning of anesthesia. Ideally, cut down smoking one day prior to the day of surgery.