Pre-Anesthesia (Sedation) Instructions

  •  Do not eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to your surgery (No food or drink whatsoever, including water). This is extremely important to ensure your safety during the procedure.

  • You must be accompanied by someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least 8 hours after your procedure.

  • Please notify our office immediately if you begin to notice symptoms of upper respiratory infection  (i.e. cold symptoms) prior to your appointment.

  •  Most daily medications can and should be taken prior to surgery with only a sip of water.  Please call our office if you have any questions regarding your medications. 

  • Any patient under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (with documentation of guardianship).

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing with sleeves that can be raised above your elbow.  Avoid slippers and sandals.

  • If you require corrective lenses, please wear your glasses.

  •  Please remove all nail polish prior to appointment. It may interfere with our monitoring equipment.

  • You may not drive or operate any kind of equipment for at least 24 hours after being given IV medications for sedation.

​See the anesthesia section of the website for more information regarding sedation!

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4720 Lake Street

Lake Charles, LA 70605

(337) 888-4771

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