Home Care Instructions
Pre-Surgery Instructions

This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia.  There are usually few restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work.  A doctor is available at all times should a question or concern arise after your treatment.

  1. Avoid aspirin or aspirin-based products, including NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) one week before surgery.
  2. Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician.  If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.
  3. Please eat breakfast or lunch as applicable.

If you have been advised, by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic pre-medication because of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), heart murmur, hip, knee, cardiac or other prosthesis, or if you have rheumatic heart disease, please make sure you are on the appropriate pre-medication on the day your appointment.  If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.



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