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Pre-Surgery Instructions for Patients 
Anesthesia Evaluation (AE) Office-9th Floor
IMPORTANT: Your surgery could be canceled if the following steps are not followed:
STEP 1: One Week Before Surgery
  • If you are taking Coumadin, aspirin or any blood thinning medications check with your surgeon/prescribing physician to confirm if these meds should be taken or discontinued before surgery.
  • Make sure that all medical, cardiac clearances, labs, and EKG were requested by your surgeon and are completed and sent to your surgeon’s office.
  • Stop use of NSAID’s (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Naprosyn, Advil) Celebrex, fish oil, 5-7 days before surgery.

 
STEP 2: 24 Hours Before Surgery
  • If there is any change in your scheduled surgery time, a member of the Anesthesia Evaluation (AE) Team will contact you. Please check your WHATSAPP.
  • If you have a fever, cold or flu, notify your surgeon immediately to determine if your surgery needs to be rescheduled.

 
STEP 3: Midnight Before Surgery
  •  No food
  •  No beverages
  •  No chewing gum, mints or candy
  •  If on insulin check with your primary care provider for evening dosage
  •  Nail polish is acceptable
  •  No smoking
  •  Do not apply skin lotions, powders
  •  Shower or bath prior to your surgery 

STEP 4: Appropriate Attire
  •  Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and shoes
  •  Do not wear:
  •  Contact lenses
  •  Hair accessories
  •  Any Jewelry (including wedding ring)
  •  Remove all body piercings or replace with plastic body piercing retainers
  •  Dentures may be required to be removed prior to surgery 


STEP 5: Arriving at CMC
  •  An anesthesiologist will explain his/her role and answer any questions you may have concerning your anesthesia.
  •  Your surgeon will mark the surgical site and answer any questions before the procedure.
  •  You will meet other members of the surgical team before going to the operating room.
  •  The type of surgery and your response to anesthesia will determine the length of stay.
STEP 6: Going Home
  • You must have a driver who will accept responsibility for your well-being. This person must be present prior to discharge to review all of your restrictions/instructions with your nurse. You will not be able to take a taxi/car service home without having a friend/family member accompany you.
  •  For your safety, it is recommended that you have someone stay with you at home for 24 hours after surgery.
  •  After 8 p.m In case of emergency Please Contact The Salam Hospital

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