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Surgical Procedures – Pre Op

Prior to your surgical procedure, please find a list of our recommendations below.

  1. Avoid alcohol consumption the week prior to your procedure.
  2. Stop all alternative, homeopathic treatments including garlic, ginkgo, licorice extracts, fish oil and vitamin E doses over 400 units one week before surgery. It is unknown what effect these substances may have on bleeding and wound healing.
  3. Stop pain medications including aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, etc. for one week prior to the procedure. Tylenol is ok to take, as it does not increase the risk of bleeding.
    Please note: If aspirin is taken for a prior history of stroke or cardiac events, check with your appropriate doctor to see if it may be prior to surgery.
  4. Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve may be resumed 2 days after surgery if no unusual bleeding has occurred.