The following instructions may be helpful when preparing for your upcoming surgery. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any last minute questions. We can be reached at Waynesville Office Phone Number 828-456-9897 during regular business hours.
It may be important to stop taking aspirin and non-steroidals such as Motrin and Advil, 7-10 days prior to your surgery. If you are taking Coumadin or another blood thinner, remember to discontinue them as directed by your physcian. If you take antibiotic premed, please take it as directed before your surgery. You will feel better if you have eaten prior to surgery, unless being IV sedated. We keep the office cool, so dress warmly. You may bring your iPod or MP3 player with you if you like.
Please alert the office to any allergies or sensitivities that you might have to antibiotics. You will be prescribed an antibiotic if our doctor determines it to be necessary. Take as directed until gone. It is advisable not to take these medications on an empty stomach, as nausea may result. For women taking birth control pills, be advised that antibiotics may interfere with their effectiveness.
You will be given specific written and oral instructions prior to oral or IV conscious sedation in the office. If you elect to have oral or IV conscious sedation, you must have a ride to and from the office. For your safety, please follow all directions given by Dr. Hall or her staff and notify us of any changes in your health prior to sedation.