PATIENT PORTAL NOTICE

Please be aware that our patient portal is currently running with limited functionality. Patient self-scheduling and online bill pay functions are currently unavailable. If you would like to use the portal for provider requests or appointment history, please login here. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

HEALTH SAFETY NOTIFICATION

Patients are required to wear a face mask while in clinic to protect other patients and our staff. Please wear your mask for the duration of your visit unless your exam necessitates its removal. We appreciate your cooperation.

Pre-Surgery Instructions

Diet Restrictions

Unless instructed otherwise by your doctor, you must follow these diet instructions before your surgery/procedure

8 hours before arrival time

Stop eating solid food or drinking liquids that you cannot see through. You may drink clear liquids such as water, apple juice without pulp, clear tea or black coffee.

  • No food
  • No milk
  • No dairy products
  • No cream in coffee
  • No chewing gum
  • No lozenges
  • No alcohol

3 hours before arrival time

Stop taking anything by mouth, except for medications, as directed by your doctor. You may take, with a small sip of water, your usual morning medications. 

Day of Surgery

  • You must have one person to accompany and drive you home after surgery and to take you to your first postoperative appointment
  • Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. You will not need to remove your clothes, but the doctor will want to monitor your blood pressure during the procedure
  • Do not wear contact lenses. Do not wear jewelry, makeup, perfume, or nail polish

If You Have Diabetes

Unless instructed otherwise by your doctor or surgery scheduler, please follow the guidelines below for taking diabetes medications. 

For surgeries scheduled before 12:00 noon

  • Take your oral diabetic medications as usual
  • Do NOT use insulin

For surgeries scheduled after 12:00 noon

  • Take your oral diabetic medications as usual
  • If you use insulin, please consult with your diabetic doctor (endocrinologist) for specific instructions on how to use your insulin on the day of surgery

If you have an insulin pump

Regardless of what time surgery is scheduled, please consult with your diabetic doctor (endocrinologist) for specific instructions on how to use your insulin/pump the day of surgery

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