Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat after midnight the night before your surgery
  • You may have clear liquids (water, apple/cranberry juice, i.e. anything you can see through) up to 4 hours before your appointment
  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office 2 days before your scheduled surgery, if possible.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Singh at your consultation appointment for instructions in whether or not you should take them on the day of your surgery.