WHAT ABOUT COMING TO THE HOSPITAL?
It is VERY IMPORTANT on the day of surgery, that the patient has an
empty stomach. If anything has been put into the patient's mouth or stomach,
the surgery may be cancelled to ensure the safety of the patient. Even chewing
gum will cause the cancellation of surgery. DO NOT let the patient eat or
drink ANYTHING on the day of surgery, unless otherwise directed by anesthesia.
Please tell someone if you
think the patient has eaten or drank anything on the day of surgery. If
there is food or liquid in the stomach at the time of surgery, there is a chance
the patient could choke while under anesthesia.
patient is on any medications that may cause bleeding be sure to tell your
doctor. Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents are the most common medications which can cause
bleeding. If possible it should be discontinued 10 days prior to
*** Download List of Medications Which Can Cause Bleeding
** Download Medication Guide for Non-Sterodial
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs **
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