Pre Operative Surgical Instructions

  • If you are being put to sleep: absolutely NOTHING to eat or drink (this includes water, gum, candy, breath mints, etc.) after midnight the night before the surgery, OR for 6 hours prior to the surgery. 
  • Please start your antibiotics ONE HOUR prior to surgery, and your usual morning medications, if any, with a SMALL SIP of water. PLEASE DO NOT take pain medication the morning of surgery. 
  • An adult must be with you the day of surgery and stay in our building during your surgery. 
  • There must be someone to drive you home and to stay with you that day.
  • We cannot release you to a Taxi, Uber or Lyft to drive you home.
  • Please DO NOT wear make up, jewelry, cologne or contacts the day of surgery.
  • Please DO wear short or loose sleeved comfortable clothing for your surgery. (Jackets/ hoodies require a shirt underneath)
  • REMOVE all piercings.
  • Suggested Foods/Items for after Surgery:                                                                                                                                                                                                         – Applesauce                             -Oatmeal                              -Grits                                                                                                                                                                   -7Up                                               -Pudding                              – Ginger Ale/ Sprite                                                                                                                                           -Eggs                                              -Gatorade                            -Mashed Potatoes                                                                                                                                             -Soup or broth                          -Yogurt                                  -Smoothies(w/o seeds)                                                                                                                                      -Vegetable/ Fruit juice        -Pancakes                             -Protein drinks                                                                                                                                                      -Ibuprofen                                  -Motrin                                 -Advil                                                                                                                                                                         As your healing progresses, you may advance your diet to include more solid foods. Remember, the third day is typically the worst for discomfort and swelling. If you have any questions, please call our office.
  • We will file up to TWO insurance claims for you. The amount you are responsible to pay on the day of surgery is an ESTIMATE ONLY based upon information provided by your insurance company. After your insurance has rendered payment, you will be billed for any remaining balance. 
  • There will be a $175.00 charge for any surgery cancelled without a minimum of 48 hrs notice. The cancellation fee for a holiday week is $200.00
  • If you need any insurance/leave of absence/return to school forms filled out they must be received in our office PRIOR to your surgery, we will do our very best to have these forms ready for you the day of your surgery.