PREOPERATIVE (Before Surgery) INSTRUCTIONS
Upon scheduling surgery, you will be a given a Pre-operative appointment, and an H&P (history and physical) will be completed. This visit MUST be within 30 days of your scheduled surgery day. This appointment consists of answering any questions that you might have regarding your surgical procedure, as well as reviewing your medical history. If this appointment is not kept, it may result in the cancellation/rescheduling of your surgery. All preoperative blood work and/or clearance must be completed before this appointment in order for our office to obtain the information in a timely manner. You MUST also see your Primary Care Physician (PCP) within 30 days of your surgery to get a medical clearance. You will also be given a prescription for pain medication and a surgical sandal or surgical boot to wear after surgery. The pain medications are for after surgery only.
You will also be given a tentative arrival time for your surgery. Usually you will need to arrive 2-3 hours prior to your surgery time. This time is subject to change due to health conditions of other patients having procedures that day, or emergencies that cannot be predicted. Our office and the surgery center or the hospital will obtain a phone number so that we may reach you the day before surgery to confirm or change your time, if necessary. The hospital or surgery center will also inform you of all the medication that you may need to stop taking prior to your surgery. You must have someone available to transport you to and from the facility. Buses and cabs for transportation home are NOT allowed due to anesthesia.
You CANNOT have anything to eat or drink for 8 hours before your scheduled time of surgery. This includes coffee, water, gum, hard candy, milk, juice, or food and drink of any kind. Failure to comply will result in the cancellation of your surgery.
Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hormozi at (818) 981-1900 during office hours.