Prior to surgery, it is important that you review and follow Dr. Sailon's instructions closely. This will optimize your healing and recovery. Please call us with any questions.
4 weeks before surgery – Avoid smoking and any tobacco or nicotine use
2 weeks before surgery – Stop the following medication:
- Aspirin – this includes Bayer, Excedrin, Bufferin, Anacin, and others.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (for example: ibuprofen, naprosyn, Motrin, Aleve, Naproxen)
- You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen)
- Herbal supplements – May complicate your surgical procedure and increase risks.
- High vitamin doses – A standard multivitamin is acceptable
- Diet pills
1 week before surgery
- Avoid alcohol, particularly red wine
- Prepare for surgery by shopping for nutritious, high-protein, easy to prepare foods.
- Call us with any signs of cold, flu, cough, or urinary tract infection.
The night before surgery/morning of surgery
- If you received your prescriptions prior to surgery, please fill them prior to surgery.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery
- If you are on regular medication that must be taken daily, plan to either take them after surgery or take them prior with a small sip of water
- Take a thorough shower with anti-bacterial soap (such as Dial) the evening prior or morning of surgery
- Do not apply makeup, lotion, hair gels/sprays, perfumes
- Do not wear contact lenses – bring your glasses
- Bring comfortable, loose-fitting clothing – the best are button-up tops and pull-up pants
- Do not bring valuables
- You MUST have an adult drive you home (a cab is not acceptable)
- It is best to have someone available to stay with you for the first 24-48 hours to assist you in the initial stages of recovery.
- Get a good night's rest! You are in great hands!
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