Frequently Asked Questions

Should I take my usual daily medication?
We will give you specific instructions regarding which medications to take before surgery and which medications should be held.  Diabetic medications will be individualized, so specific instructions will be given prior to surgery.  You will be contacted before your surgery leaving no doubts in your mind as to which medications you should take.

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 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?
You must have a responsible adult to drive you home following your procedure. Patients are required to have one family member/guest accompany them to their procedure and to stay at the facility from the time of admission to discharge. At this time, only one family member/guest is permitted to accompany each patient. Family members can accompany patients regardless of vaccination status/negative test. For children under the age of 18, one adult parent or guardian must accompany them and will be permitted into the facility during their visit regardless of vaccination status.

Will I receive sedation before going into the operating room?

We will individualize each patient’s care.