Frequently Asked Questions

Should I take my usual daily medication?
We generally request that you take your medication before leaving home. Diabetic medications will be individualized. We will usually hold diabetic medicines and manage your sugar at the Center. You should be contacted before your surgery leaving no doubts in your mind as to which medications you should take. Please bring all your medications with you.

People using inhalers must bring them to the Center on the day of surgery.

Some medications will be stopped for the surgery, particularly diabetes medication and blood thinners. You should bring these medications with you the day of surgery. Please call us with any questions you may have.

May I continue my herbal medications?
Herbal medications may have harmful effects on the surgery. Many of these remedies may effect your clotting mechanism and interfere with the anesthetic agents. (The list of drugs and their side effects are too great for this site.) We generally request that you stop these medications two weeks before surgery. Please remember to mention these remedies when being asked about medication.

Who may accompany me?
Due to the pandemic, only one family member will be allowed in the facility during your stay. The family member must provide proof of one of the following: a negative COVID19 PCR test within 72 hours of your surgery, a lab confirmed COVID19 diagnosis and recovery, or COVID19 vaccination greater than 14 days from last dose. Your family member will need to show proof of documentation of one of the items listed above at the screening station on the 1st floor of our facility before they are granted access.

Will I receive sedation before going into the operating room?
We will individualize each patient’s care.