Even though it is very important to follow the instructions about not eating or
drinking, it is also important to take certain medications. Please follow the
instructions from your doctor, or the nurse preparing you for your operation,
as to which medications to take the day of your procedure. If you use inhalers,
bring them with you.
For your safety, the following must be removed before your operation:
- all jewelry including wedding rings and body
- contact lenses, including extended wear
- dentures, any removable dental work
- hairpins, hairclips
If you are pregnant or think you might be, it is important to tell your
surgeon and anesthesiologist. Medications used for anesthesia can cause problems
for the developing fetus.