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Preparing for a procedure

Having a procedure can be an overwhelming experience.  We have prepared this information as a guide to what you will need to prepare for a procedure at our Center.

  1. Before your procedure, you will need a pre-op physical from your primary care physician or family doctor.  We will give you the forms you will need.  Please take them with you to this appointment so your doctor can fill them out and fax them directly.
  2. Please shower or bathe the night before or the morning of the surgery.  You will probably not be able to bathe for at least 24 hours following the procedure.
  3. You will need to stop taking certain medications.  These are listed in alphabetical order below:
  • Aspirin
  • Diet aides
  • vitamin E
  • herbal remedies
  • Adult Analgesic Pain Reliever
  • Alka-Seltzer           
  • Anacin
  • Anodynos Tablets  
  • APAC Improved Tablets       
  • Arthritis Pain Formula
  • Ascriptin 
  • Asperbuf
  • Aspercin
  • Aspergum Chewing Gum
  • Aspermin
  • Aspirtab
  • Axotal    
  • B A C    
  • Bayer
  • BC Powder or tablets            
  • Buffasal  
  • Buffaprin
  • Bufferin   
  • Buffex     
  • Buffetts II Tablets
  • Buffinol   
  • Butalbital Compound             
  • Cama Arthritis Strength
  • Capron Capsules   
  • Congespirin Chewable           
  • Cope Tablets
  • Coricidin  CP-2 Tablets         
  • Darvon Compound
  • Dasin Capsules      
  • Dolcin Duradyne Tablets
  • Easpirin  
  • Ecotrin    
  • 8-Hour Bayer
  • Empirin   
  • Encaprin 
  • Epromate
  • Equagesic              
  • Equasine M            
  • Excedrin
  • Fiorgen PF             
  • Fiorinal   
  • 4-Way Cold Tablets
  • Gemnisyn Tablets   
  • Goody*s Extra Strength Tablets            
  • Isollyl Improved
  • Lanorinal
  • Magnaprin             
  • Maprin
  • Marrel    
  • Measurin Timed Release        
  • Meprogesic Q
  • Micrainin
  • Midol     
  • Momentum Caplets
  • Nilain      
  • P A C Tablets        
  • Pain Reliever Tablets
  • Panodynes Analgesic             
  • Percodan Persistin
  • Presalin Tablets      
  • Salarin Capsules     
  • Saleto Tablets
  • Salocol Tablets      
  • Sine-Off  Soma Compound
  • Stanback Powder & Max Powder        
  • Supac Tablets        
  • Synaglos Capsules
  • Talwin Compound  
  • Tenol-Plus Tablets 
  • Triaminicin
  • Trigesic Tablets      
  • Tri-Pain Tablets     
  • Vanquish Caplets
  • Wesprin Buffered   
  • ZORprin 
If you need a pain/headache/cough/or cold medication during the 2 weeksbefore surgery, make sure it does not contain aspirin.  Productscontaining Acetaminophen (Tylenol) are recommended and safe to useinstead.
 

 

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