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Preparing for Procedures and Surgery


  • Your surgery may be performed at one of several facilities/locations. Your doctor will discuss options with you.
  • You will recieve a call regarding surgery time 1 to 3 days before surgery.  That call will come from our office or the surgical location.
  • You will need to stop Asprin, motrin, Ibprofen, and other blood thinning meds 7 days before surgery unless instructed otherwise.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you to and from the location where your surgery will be performed.
  • If you have any known allergies to any medication, tell us at the time we schedule your procedure.
  • If you need documentation for your employer regarding a leave of absence or work restrictions, please let us know.

Day of Procedure/Surgery

  • Important: There is NO eating/drinking/smoking from Midnight the night before your surgery unless the Pre-op nurse from the surgical location tells you otherwise.
  • If you fail to fast as instructed, your procedure may have to be postponed or rescheduled.
  • You should arrive at your surgery location 1 1/2 or 2 hours before your scheduled procedure. You will get this information during your pre-operative call.
  • Bring your insurance card and identification with you.
  • Please have your authorized person with you. Your surgeon can discuss and disclose your medical information with this person.


  • Your physicion will discuss your personal post-procedure recovery plan with you.
  • How much time you must be off work or school will vary by individual.
  • Your physical therapy and recovery plan will be designed collaboratively with your doctor.
  • Routine refills are handled during office hours. If you have an appointment, please ask about refills then. For refills regarding a new problem or if you have not been seen in over a year, an appointment may be necessary.