BEFORE INTRAVENOUS OR GENERAL ANESTHESIA
Children (2-11 years)
- Nothing to eat for six (6) hours prior to surgery.
- May be offered clear liquid up to four (4) hours prior to surgery.
Adults (Age 12 & Older)
- Nothing to eat eight (8) hours prior to surgery.
- You may have sips of clear liquid such as water, apple juice, bouillon, Gatorade, tea or coffee without cream up to four (4) hours prior to surgery.
- Routine medications should be taken with minimal clear liquid.
- A responsible adult must accompany each patient, being prepared to remain in the office during the procedure and prepared to drive the patient home.
- If the patient is a minor, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If this is a concern, please contact the office.
Patients should wear short sleeved clothing that allows access to the elbow area, but no jewelry, fingernail polish, contact lenses, heavy eye make-up, or flip-flops.
- If you are currently taking any anticoagulant medications or blood thinners, please contact the office for instructions prior to your appointment.
Before Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
- Do not eat or drink for four (4) hours prior to your procedure.
- You may come by yourself and drive yourself home afterwards.
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*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our physical offices are open by appointment only at this time. However, you can still book a consultation with St. Louis South via HIPAA-compliant virtual conferencing and we are still performing urgent procedures. To request a telemedicine/virtual visit consultation, please fill the form out and select ‘Telehealth Consultation’ or ‘Emergency Services’. Our staff will then contact you to confirm your virtual appointment.