Preoperative Instructions for In Office Surgery

  • Arrange transportation to and from the office.
  • Please arrange child care if needed. HWCA employees will not be able to care for children.
  • Alert your Physician if you have been prescribed any new medications prior to the procedure.
  • Be sure that your physician is aware of any over the counter medications or supplements that you are taking.
  • Alert your Physician PRIOR to the date of surgery if you are taking any blood thinners such as:
    • Coumadin, Warfarin, Heparin, Lovenox, Enoxaprin, Pradaxa, Plavix, Dipyridamole, Ticlid
  • Do NOT take aspirin or aspirin containing products such as:
    • Salicylic acid, BC powders, Aspirin, Ecotrin, Bayer, St. Joseph for two weeks prior to the procedure.
    • You may take Tylenol during this time for minor pain.
  • Alert your Physician if you think you may be pregnant.
  • Do not have anything to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to your scheduled procedure.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing. A top with a front closure is preferable.
  • Please arrive at HWCA thirty minutes prior to the scheduled procedure.