Health Safety Notification

Due to COVID-19 and per CDC guidelines, we are seeing patients on a modified schedule. Patients are required to wear a mask or face covering while in clinic. Unfortunately due to the PPE shortage, EANW cannot provide masks to patients. Upon arrival to the clinic, you will be asked if you have experienced a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and/or sudden loss of taste or smell within the past 14 days. We will also take your temperature. All visitors will be asked to wait in the car, unless they are needed for the appointment (caregiver, interpreter, etc.).

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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