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Pre-operative Instructions

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pre-opThe following instructions may be helpful when preparing for your upcoming  surgery. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any last minute questions. We can be reached at 045 850008 during regular business hours. 

It may be important to stop taking Aspirin and some other blood thinning medications, but you should always discuss this with Dr. Owens before altering the medication. If you are taking Warfarin or another blood thinner, remember to talk to Dr Owens about any proposed adjustments. If you take antibiotic pre-medication, please take it as directed before your surgery.

You will feel better if you have eaten prior to surgery, however if attending for IV sedation it is imperative that you fast for 12 hours prior to the procedure. We keep the office cool, so dress warmly. Also, you may bring your iPod or MP3 player with you if you would like.

In order to evaluate your progress and healing, we will see you for post-operative checks during the first weeks.

Please alert the office to any allergies or sensitivities that you might have to antibiotics/medications or latex sensitivity. You will be prescribed an antibiotic if we determine it to be necessary.

Your surgery may be completed either with or without a sedative. If you elect to have some form of sedation, you have 2 main choices:

  • Oral sedation - tablets given 30 mins before your appointment time (light sedation)
  • Intravenous Conscious Sedation - administered through a vein on your hand or arm (deeper sedation)

If you feel that you would prefer some form of sedation, then please discuss this with Dr. Owens well ahead of your surgery to allow the practice to set up and plan this for you.

(*please note that for each form of sedation, you will need to come in early, and that you will need an escort to accompany you home afterwards. You will not be able to drive again until the following day)

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