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. Due to COVID restrictions, we are only allowing one family member or guest to accompany you to surgery. Family members or guests who wish to accompany you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR COVID test from within the  last 48 hours. 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.