1. Do not wear mascara or heavy make-up and remove nail polish. The skin and nails provide important signs of circulation.

  2. Bring a current list of all your medications with dosages and how often you take them (Including Prescriptions, Over-The-Counter, Herbals, Patches, Inhalers, Eye Drops, Supplements, Vitamins, Aspirin and Oxygen). . If you are instructed by your doctor or nurse to take your morning medications – you may do so with a SIP OF WATER ONLY.

  3. The center cannot be responsible for lost items, so leave all valuables such as jewelry, credit cards and large sums of money at home.

  4. Wear loose and comfortable clothing that can be stored easily.

  5. If you wear glasses, contact lenses, dentures, or a hearing aid, bring along a case to put them in during procedure.

  6. If you have sleep apnea and own a CPAP or BiPAP machine, please bring it with you to the center.

  7. Please arrive at the specified time and sign in at the registration desk. Please bring a photo ID and insurance card.

  8. During your procedure, those who accompany you should wait in the reception/waiting room area. With your approval, your physician will speak with them after your procedure.

  9. Each member of our staff involved in your care will confirm with you the planned procedure.

  10. During your care, nurses will ask you to rank your pain on a scale of zero (for no pain) to ten (for the worst pain). The number you give them will help the nurse treat your pain appropriately.

  11. Prior to discharge, you will be given written post-procedural instructions. It is important that you understand the instructions. The nurses and your physician will answer any questions that you have.

  12. Please note that your wait time prior to procedure may be over an hour. We will make every attempt to keep you informed regarding your procedure time, but sometimes delays are unavoidable. You may wish to bring a magazine or book to help you stay relaxed. Anticipate 30-45 minutes for recovery time from Anesthesia sedation.

  13. We are committed to providing you with a comfortable and safe environment during your stay.