Blood Thinning Medications
If you are taking blood thinning medications be sure that you have discussed this with our office and understand how to manage these medications before and after your procedures. These medications include but are not limited to: Aspirin, Warfarin, Coumadin, Plavix, Clopidogrel, Lovenox, Eliquis, Xarelto, and Pradaxa. If you have any questions regarding blood thinning medications or any other medications please call our office as soon as possible.
Day of Your Procedure
Do not have anything to eat or drink within four hours of your procedure. If you have extenuating circumstances that make this difficult please contact our office to discuss the matter.
Bring a responsible party that can drive you home following your procedure whether you are receiving sedation or not. If you would like sedation for your procedure, you may not drive for the remainder of the day. Even if you choose not to have sedation, we may still be injecting medications that could impair your ability to drive a vehicle. If you chose not to bring a driver it may limit the treatment options that Dr. Lewis can offer you at your appointment.