• Follow the instructions of your healthcare team to prepare for this procedure.
  • You may need to stop eating or drinking before midnight of your procedure. 
  • Inform your health care provider of all the medicines, vitamins, supplements that you are taking.
  • Your healthcare provider may ask you to stop certain medications a few days before the procedure.
  • Your healthcare provider might ask for tests like an ECG before the procedure.
  • Bring a picture ID card.
  • Bring someone to drive you back home as you might be under the effect of anesthesia and pain medicine.
  • In most cases, you will be able to go home on the same day after the procedure.
  • Leave your valuables like jewelry at home.
  • You may be asked to remove eyeglasses, contact lenses, dentures or any similar items for the procedure.
  • Take a bath or shower before you come for the procedure. Do not apply lotions, perfumes, deodorants or nail polish after the shower. 
  • Do not shave the surgical site yourself.


Credits- Valley Health System.