Surgery Checklist

PRESURGICAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • You will need a pre-operative physical by your family physician within 30 days prior to your surgery.
  • Take no Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin or Aspirin-containing products two weeks prior to your surgery and for ten days after your surgery. You may take Tylenol.
  • Discontinue all Hormones, Estrogen patches, Birth Control & Herbal Medication one week prior to surgery including Green Tea.
  • Discontinue vitamin E supplements two weeks prior to surgery. Vitamin E supplements may contribute to bleeding during and after surgery.
  • Please notify us if you develop an illness or cold within a week of your surgery.
  • If you smoke, stop a minimum of four weeks prior to surgery and do not touch a cigarette for a full month post-op. Nicotine can impair and delay healing.
  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR SURGERY !!

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THE DAY OF SURGERY

  • You may brush and rinse your teeth, but DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING. NO COFFEE!!! Required medications may be taken with a small sip of water. Dr. Rocheford will tell you which medications you may take.
  • Do not apply any moisturizer, lotions, or deodorant. Do not apply make-up.
  • Do not use hairspray or hair products (mousse). These can cause a fire in the OR.
  • Wear loose comfortable clothing. No pullover shirts – button fronts are best.
  • Someone must drive you home and spend the first 24 hours with you
  • Please make sure there is a significant other available for Dr. Rocheford to speak to immediately following your surgery.