Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation
Consent – If the patient is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must be present. If a patient does not have medical legal powers over themselves, the legal guardian must be present.
Diet – If you are to be sedated (IV) for your surgery, DO NOT eat or drink for at least 8 hours prior to your surgery. You can take a sip of waster with your morning medications, if necessary. Please discuss all medications with Dr Harper during your initial consultation.
Clothing – Wear loose, comfortable clothing with sleeves that can be easily rolled up. Please no slide on shoes, if you are to be sedated. We suggest lace-up, non-slip, flat shoes. DO NOT wear overalls, dresses or skirts to the procedure appointment.
Transportation – If you are being sedated for your surgery; or if your procedure is extensive, you must arrange to have a responsible adult that you trust take you home following your surgery. This is for your safety. Use of Taxi, Uber, Lyft or bus is not permitted.
Medications – Take regularly prescribed medications unless directed otherwise by your own physician. If you are being sedated you can take a small sip of water with your medications at least two hours prior to your surgery. However, please discussed all medications with Dr Harper prior to your surgery date. If you use an inhaler for any reason, please bring it with you to the surgical appointment.
Personal Items – Please remove contact lenses prior to your surgery. Please remove all jewelry (including tongue piercings) and removable dental appliances such as partials, dentures and retainers.
Nail Polish – Please remove all nail polish for the day of surgery. Nail should be clear of all and any color or shades; it can interfere with the monitoring equipment.
Food – We recommend buying soft foods such as Jell-O, yogurt, pudding, eggs, pasta or mashed potatoes. It is OK to eat after your surgery, but foods should not be warmer than room temperature and should be soft. Initially, start will clear fluids to help avoid nausea. If tolerated, advance to foods with protein and low in fat. You may then advance your diet as you feel comfortable. It is very important to drink plenty of water after your surgery. Please refer to our list of food suggestions.
Payment – Payment is due the day of surgery. We will make every attempts to work with your insurance company, but proposed treatment plans are not a guarantee of benefit from your insurance company. If you have any questions or concerns please call us prior to your appointment.