In order to minimize the risks to surgery, it is mandatory that you follow the following instructions:
Do not take any of the following for a minimum of 10-14 days prior to surgery
Aspirin or Aspirin containing products
Ibuprofen or similar anti-inflammatory medications
Herbal medications, such as Ginko Biloba, Ginseng,
Vitamin E supplements
an exception can be made for some prescription medications – please consult with your primary care physician and your surgeon about this
For outpatient care, make sure you have made arrangements in advance. You are not allowed to travel alone, nor in a cab, after any operation, except interventions done only under local anesthesia.
Best is to make arrangements to have someone with you the first 48 Hours after the operation. We will provide you with the option of contacting private duty nursing for this if you are interested.
We find that many of our patients value this greatly. However, it is fine to simply have a family
member with you.
You are likely to require assistance with simple activities, incision care, eye care, and the like. In addition it is important to have someone available should a complication of some sort develop.