Before Anesthesia

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment. Please do take any regular medications (blood pressure, antibiotics, heart, thyroid, breathing medication), or any pre-medication prescribed by your doctor using only a small sip of water.
  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes (avoid flip flops).
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with the doctor prior to your surgical date for instructions.
  • Remove all facial jewelry

If you are experiencing an after hours emergency, please contact our answering service at 217-241-8606 and they will contact the Doctor on call.