Preparing for surgery can be anxiety provoking. You may have many unanswered questions as well as nervousness about the procedure itself. Our office can help you to successfully navigate your treatment, so you can move forward fully empowered and informed.

The following provides an overview of what to expect before surgery:

Preparing properly for surgery can ensure a smooth, seamless experience rather than a stressful one. You will want to enlist friends and family members ahead of time to cover basic chores and childcare while you heal. You may also want to shop for anything you might need or want before surgery so those items are available to you during recovery. Make sure you have someone lined up to drive you home after surgery, as you will not be discharged alone.

It’s imperative that you discuss with your doctor all medications you are currently taking, including herbs and supplements. You may be asked to stop taking certain medications prior to surgery. Additionally, you will need to make some changes to your diet prior to your procedure. If you smoke, the doctor will ask you to quit a full month before your surgery date.

You will be provided detailed instructions about how to prepare for your operation several weeks before your date. Depending on your operation, you will have a specific set of instructions to follow to ensure you have the best and safest outcome possible. We will always be available to answer any questions you may have throughout this process.


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