Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to the appointment. Unless otherwise instructed by your treating doctor.
  • No smoking for at least 24 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • No  jewelry is permitted
  • Dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Meyer, Dr. McElroy, Dr. Paterson, Dr. Gelband or Dr. Shah prior to your surgical date for instructions.

After Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • After sedation the patient should have a responsible person accompany them for the rest of the day.

Our doctors are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS ) and  Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). All of our surgical staff are CPR certified.