Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation
Have absolutely NOTHING to eat or drink for eight hours prior to your surgery. ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING BY MOUTH…. NO WATER OR MEDICATIONS!
Bring a responsible ADULT with you. This person MUST stay in the waiting room and drive you home after you have been treated. Please do not bring children or extra persons.
The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
Please wear loose fitting clothing with short sleeves and low-heeled,close toed shoes. (No Flip Flops)
Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed before surgery.
Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office prior to your scheduled appointment.
If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Thigpen prior to your surgical date for instructions.
It is important to understand that failure to follow any of the instructions above may result in serious complications, and may be detrimental to your health and in some cases may be life threatening.