Merheb Surgical Arts | Peoria & Pekin IL

Instructions for Before Surgery with IV Anesthesia

    • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the 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.


    • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Merheb prior to your surgical date for instructions.


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