Do not to take any medications up to 15 days prior to surgery unless Dr. Urzola approved them. This includes those medications used for pain, headaches, colds and those containing aspirin. If you take aspirin 15 days prior to your procedure, we will have to cancel the surgery.
Let us know if you are taking or have taken any medication to regulate blood pressure, blood clotting, heart conditions, to treat diabetes, rheumatism, nervousness, depression, mental illness, birth control pills, tea, herbs, vitamin supplements or drugs.
Notify our office of any change of health (colds, infections, diarrhea).
Do not smoke for 1 month prior to surgery.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages 1 week before your surgery.
Eat healthy and build your immune system.
Day prior to surgery
Eat light Do not take anything by mouth, food or liquids (Total Fasting) 8 hours before the time of your surgery. For example: if your surgery is scheduled at 8:00 am you shouldn’t drink or eat anything after midnight. If you need you take any prescribed medication allowed by Dr. Urzola in the morning of the surgery, do so with the smallest amount of water possible.
Wash your hair
Remove all piercings or rings that you might have the day before the surgery.
Do not eat or drink 8 hours before your surgery. If you need you take any prescribed medication allowed by Dr. Urzola in the morning of the surgery, do so with the smallest amount of water possible.
You must go to Admissions as instructed by our personnel no less than 1 hour prior to the time of surgery. At this time, all documents previously sent to your email by our staff must be completed and signed the day before the surgery. These documents must be read and understood before signing them.
Dress with comfortable and functional clothing, don’t wear any makeup, jewelry, and remove all nail polish.
You must remove all metal objects (watches, rings, earrings, bracelets, piercings etc). Best to leave this at the hotel or recovery center that you are staying at.
The day of Surgery
You must take a good shower with anti-bacterial soap. Extreme hygiene helps to prevent postoperative infections.
Do not to bring valuables. Don’t bring any bags, luggage, or personal shopping bags with you the day of the intervention; these must be kept at the hotel or recovery center that you are staying at.
Bring your purse in case there is something to pay when the surgery is over. Remember that the OR fees are an estimate cost, it may be the amount quoted or it can be a little bit more.