Pre-Operative Instructions for Intravenous Anesthesia

Preoperative Instructions for Patients Undergoing Intravenous Anesthesia

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to the appointment.

  • Take prescribed medication before surgery with small sips of water unless instructed otherwise.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing with short sleeves or sleeves that can be rolled above the elbow.Jewelry and dentures will be removed at the time of surgery.Wear low-heeled shoes with support to assist you in walking after you recover from the anesthesia. Open-backed shoes are not recommended.

  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and be able to drive the patient home. Most surgeries take less than an hour but expect to be in the office for approximately two hours until recovery is complete.