• On the day of your procedure, please report to the hospital's main lobby reception desk and ask for directions to the Patient Access Center. 
  • Please bring your insurance card(s), COVID vaccination card, photo ID, and/or driver’s license and an overnight bag. Visitor must present a COVID Vaccination Card as well.
  • You will receive a local anesthetic for this procedure and will not be sedated, so you may drive yourself to and from the appointment if you choose to do so. 
  • You may eat a light meal prior to this procedure. 
  • Take all medications as scheduled, unless otherwise instructed. 
  • Take a bath or shower before you come for the procedure. Do not apply any lotion, cream, deodorant, or perfume after the shower. 
  • After the procedure, you may experience some redness, bruising, or slight pain at the incision site. 
  • Remove the dressing the day after the procedure. If there are steri-strips, leave them in place. 
  • Do not shower or get the incision wet for 48 hours after the procedure. 
  • If you notice any signs of infection, including pus, swelling, warm to the touch, or experience extreme discomfort, please call our office at 201-432-7837.

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