Should I take my usual daily medication?
We generally request that you take your medication before leaving home. Diabetic medications will be individualized. We will hold oral diabetic medications and manage your sugar at the Center, with the exception of insulin. Please contact your prescribing physician for insulin instructions. You should be contacted before your surgery leaving no doubts in your mind as to which medications you should take. Please bring a list of your medications with you, if you are unable to complete Pre-Registration.
People using inhalers must bring them to the Center on the day of surgery.
Some medications will be stopped for the surgery, particularly diabetes medication and blood thinners. Please verify these medications with your prescribing physician. Please call us with any questions you may have.
May I continue my herbal medications?
Herbal medications may have harmful effects on the surgery. Many of these remedies may effect your clotting mechanism and interfere with the anesthetic agents. (The list of drugs and their side effects are too great for this site.) We generally request that you stop these medications two weeks before surgery. Please remember to mention these remedies when being asked about medication.
Who may accompany me?
One family member/escort can bring you into the facility.
Will I receive sedation before going into the operating room?
We will individualize each patient’s care.