Preoperative Instructions                                                      Print this page

To help you prepare for your surgery, please review these instructions that are applicable for procedures performed with oral sedation, nitrous oxide, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia.

  1. It is important that you take nothing by mouth (this includes food, water, soda, coffee, milk, juices, etc.) for a period of eight (8) hours prior to your surgery.

  2. Do not drink alcoholic beverages twelve (12) hours prior to your surgery.

  3. Please take all of your necessary prescribed medications with a sip of water prior to your surgery unless specifically told not to do so by Dr. Falcone.

  4. Wear warm comfortable clothing with loose fitting sleeves.

  5. Do not wear jewelry.

  6. Remove contact lenses.

  7. A responsible adult must accompany you and remain in our office during your surgery.
    must also be able to drive you home. Do not plan to drive an automobile or  operate
    machinery for twenty-four (24) hours after your surgery. Your escort must not have small
    children accompanying them on the day of your surgery; they are to take care of you only.

  8. An adult should remain with the patient for twenty-four (24) hours after surgery and anesthesia.

  9. Please bring any instructions or x-rays from your referring doctor.

  10. Please bring your unsigned surgical and anesthesia consent forms with you the day of your surgery.

  11. You will need to be off from school or work for at least one or two days after oral surgery and anesthesia.

  12. Please follow the written post-operative instructions that are given to you.  Have your prescriptions filled and take them as directed by Dr. Falcone.

  13. Patients with acrylic nails please remove at least one nail from your left hand preferably.

Feel free to contact our office at (570)455-5889 if you have any questions regarding your surgery
and anesthesia.

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Frank Falcone, Jr., D. M. D., Falcone Oral & Maxilofacial Surgery, P. C.
Medical Arts Complex, Suite 10, 668 N. Church St., Hazleton, PA  1820  (570) 455-5889