Anesthesia requires special preparation. Please review the instructions below to ensure you're well prepared for your surgery.
Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation
You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six (6) 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 that 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, upset stomach/bowel, please notify the office prior to your surgery date.
If you take routine oral medications, please check with Drs. Benninger, Schween, and Schmidt prior to your surgical date for instructions.