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IV General Anesthesia Pre-Operative Instructions

  • Please arrive at the office 10-15 mins before your appointment time.
  • DO NOT eat or drink anything for 8 hours before the surgery. This includes NO coffee, juice, tea and solids. You may brush your teeth and you can have small sips of water until 3 hours before the surgery. Do not drink anything (not even water) within 3 hours of surgery.
  • DO NOT smoke marijuana and/or tobacco products for at least 2 weeks prior to the surgery.
  • DO NOT drink alcohol 48 hours before surgery.
  • Wear comfortable 2-piece loose fitting clothing. (Short sleeve t-shirt or blouse, please no turtleneck).
  • You will need to come with a ride. Your ride will need to come to the office to pick you up. No Uber or Lyft is acceptable as you may be very groggy.
  • If the patient is a minor (under 18yo), they must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. If a parent/legal guardian cannot accompany the patient, please contact our office ASAP.
  • If there is any chance you could be pregnant, please obtain a pregnancy test at home. If the test results are positive, kindly contact our office to reschedule your appointment.
  • Remove all fingernail polish, if applicable.
  • If you are coughing, getting over or coming down with a cold within 2 weeks of surgery, please call our office ASAP.

For any questions, please call the office, 650-992-7874


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