Discontinue Aspirin and any medications containing Aspirin for two weeks prior to your surgical appointment, unless instructed by your physician not to discontinue this medication. Discontinue Advil, ibuprofen or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication one week prior to your surgical appointment. You may substitute Tylenol for these medications. Discontinue Vitamin E, Fish Oil, or supplements including Ginkgo one week prior to your surgical appointment. Inform this office if you are taking any other anticoagulant medications that can cause increased bleeding. These medications include but are not limited to Plavix and Coumadin. Take all other routine medications as directed by your physician. Please inform this office of all routine medications you are currently taking. Please inform our office of any allergies to medications. Plan to rest at home the remainder of the day and the following day of your surgical appointment. Eat a light meal prior to your surgical appointment. Avoid caffeine. Following surgery you should have cold liquids ready for your next three meals. Protein shakes, Ensure, ice cream or yogurt are recommended. You will be able to drive yourself home after your surgery, but you may wish to arrange for someone else to drive you home. If you have been prescribed an oral medication to relax you for the procedure, you MUST have someone drive you home.
Start the antibiotic regimen prescribed by Doctor Eckerman the morning of your appointment.