Pre-Surgical General/IV Anesthesia Instructions
To help us provide the absolute best treatment; please follow these very important preoperative and postoperative instructions.
Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight or at least 8 hours before your surgery, unless directed otherwise by your surgeon. If you have anything to eat or drink, it is very important that you inform the doctor upon your arrival to the clinic. Eating or drinking prior to your surgery may cause your case to be rescheduled or cancelled.
-:- Daily medications should be taken as prescribed with a minimal amount (sips) of water. Dr. Chung will tell you which medications you should take the morning of your procedure. For diabetics taking insulin special instructions will be provided.
-:- Please wear loose-fitting clothing with short sleeves. This will allow placement of the required monitors without difficulty and provide more accurate diagnostic information during your anesthesia.
-:- Please do not wear any make-up or jewelry.
-:- Please visit the restroom immediately before your appointment time.
-:- You should not do the following for 24-hours after your sedation/anesthesia:
Drive a motor vehicle
Operate or work around machinery
-:- You should plan on resting the remainder of the day following your surgery. Someone should be available to check on you throughout the remainder of the day or provide assistance at night if necessary.
A responsible adult must accompany you before your anesthesia or sedation can be started. That person must remain in the reception area during the appointment and is responsible for driving the patient home after release from the clinic.
-:- Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the time of surgery.
-:- If you develop symptoms of a chest or head cold, please contact us prior to your appointment.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding your planned anesthesia/surgery or overall treatment, at (415) 401-7380.