Before your procedure, please do not eat or drink anything after midnight. This is very critical, and failure to comply could result in complications.
In the days leading up to your procedure, you should notify your doctor if your health changes.
In the event of a cold, cough, or elevation in temperature, please notify your physician.
Consult your doctor if you think you may be pregnant.
Following your procedure, you will not be allowed to drive a motor vehicle for your safety and protection. Arrange for someone to transport you home from our center.
Day of Procedure Preparation
Bathe or shower and brush your teeth the morning of your procedure. Make-up should be removed, including mascara, make-up, lipstick, and nail polish.
Remove your contact lenses.
Comfortable clothing is recommended. Following some procedures, tight-fitting clothing may feel restrictive. Additionally, the surgery center maintains cooler temperatures, so you may want to wear something warm.
Jewelry, wallets, and purses should be left at home.
Remember to bring YOUR INSURANCE CARD(S) AND PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION!
You should limit the number of people accompanying you. To maximize everyone’s comfort, we request only one guest.
After Your Procedure
Post-procedure instructions will be provided by your physician regarding diet, rest, and medications. A written summary of these instructions will be provided by Heathrow Surgery Center.
Make sure someone stays with you for 24 hours after your procedure, and take care of yourself during that time.
The following activities should be avoided for 24 hours after discharge due to the possibility of feeling drowsy after receiving anesthetic medications: