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Preparation for Intravenous/General Anesthesia

  1. Do not eat or drink anything (including water or coffee) from midnight the night before surgery. If you need to take medication, please contact the office for instructions on how to take medication. If your appointment for a General is late afternoon, please allow 8 hours of fasting.

  2. You must make arrangements for an adult to drive or accompany you home. This person must be in the office with you.

  3. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

  4. Do not wear make-up or nail polish.

  5. Please do not bring any children with you. Arrange for someone to care for them on the day of surgery.

  6. You should not drive or operate dangerous machinery until the day following the surgery.

  7. Have clear liquids ready for when you return home.