surgery pre-surgery instructions

Procedures are performed as an outpatient under "local" or "regional" anesthesia (lidocaine) combined with some sedative medication given through an IV by an anesthesiologist

1. My surgery scheduler will discuss options with you regarding your preferred surgery date and location

2. You will receive a call the day before surgery telling you the arrival time

3. You can not eat or drink anything after midnight the day before your surgery. The only exception will be your morning medications with a small sip of water

4. You will need someone to drive you to the surgery center and take you home.  While taking pain medications, it is not safe to drive