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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I take my usual daily medication?
We generally request that you take your medication before leaving home. Diabetic medications will be individualized. We will usually hold diabetic medicines and manage your sugar at the Center. You should be contacted before your surgery leaving no doubts in your mind as to which medications you should take. Please bring all your medications with you.

People using inhalers must bring them to the Center on the day of surgery.

Some medications will be stopped for the surgery, particularly diabetes medication and blood thinners. You should bring these medications with you the day of surgery. Please call us with any questions you may have.

May I continue my herbal medications?
Herbal medications may have harmful effects on the surgery. Many of these remedies may effect your clotting mechanism and interfere with the anesthetic agents. (The list of drugs and their side effects are too great for this site.) We generally request that you stop these medications two weeks before surgery. Please remember to mention these remedies when being asked about medication.

Who may accompany me?
At this time due to COVID-19, there are no visitors allowed.

The only exceptions to this are:

  1. a minor patient must be accompanied by one parent or legal guardian; and
  2. patients with an intellectual, developmental or other cognitive disability requiring support. Bring the power of attorney to the Center on the day of service.

Legal guardians and support persons must bring their own proof of COVID-19 vaccination. They may remain with the patient through the initial intake process and rejoin the patient for discharge.

Will I receive sedation before going into the operating room?

We will individualize each patient’s care.