Avoid aspirin or aspirin-based products, one week before surgery.
Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician.
If you are taking blood thinners, please consult with your physician regarding withdrawal of that medication for at least 1 week prior to your surgical appointment. If your physician prefers you do not discontinue this medication please let us know.
If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic pre-medication because of mitral valve prolapsed (MVP), cardiac, hip, knee, or other prosthesis, please make sure you are on the appropriate antibiotic on the day of your appointment.
Please fill the medications we prescribe prior to your appointment.
Eating breakfast or lunch prior to your scheduled surgical appointment is recommended.
Following your surgery, we recommend that you do not work the remainder of the day. Additionally, plan to limit your activities for the entire day- nothing strenuous. Most patients return to work and their normal activities the following day.
If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment at 616.249.3500.