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Preparing for Your Surgery

As you prepare for surgery, there are many things you may want to consider.

  • You will need to schedule a pre-operative visit to your primary care physician five to seven days before your surgery. This will serve as the physical exam required to ensure you can have surgery and may include laboratory tests, x-rays, and an EKG.
  • Consult with your physician on the medications you are taking. Sevens days before surgery stop all medications containing aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin, Motrin, Naproxen, etc. These medications may cause increased bleeding. If you are on Coumadin, you will need special instructions from your doctor who prescribed it. Continue taking your regular medications.