PRE - OPERATIVE
For General Anesthesia
Each patient's pre-operative instructions will be customized for their particular situation.
You must bring a responsible adult with you who can stay during your recovery period and then drive you home.
Each patient's instructions will be specifically tailored by Dr. Wells prior to scheduled surgery.
It is important that you do not eat or drink anything after midnight of the night before surgery, or at least six hours prior to surgery. That includes water, coffee, or anything that you would normally ingest. The only exception to this is if the doctor informs you of any change.
NO SMOKING AFTER 7PM THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY.
Please wear short sleeved shirts or blouses, loose fitting, comfortable clothing and shoes that are of low heel. No jewelry please.
Your fee previously discussed will be due prior to your surgery, unless prior arrangements have been made with the patient coordinator.
It is suggested that you put an old pillow case on your pillow for the first night, just in case there is any drainage.
IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS, NO. 1 TO 4, LISTED ABOVE, THE DOCTOR WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PERFORM THE SURGERY UNDER GENERAL ANESTHESIA AND IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO RESCHEDULE YOUR SURGERY.
We welcome your questions and suggestions about ways we can improve our services to you.