Eat breakfast or lunch on the day of surgery
(NOTE: If you are having IV sedation, do not have anything to eat or drink after midnight on the night before the surgery).
Discuss current medications and supplements with the doctor prior to surgery.
Be sure the doctor is aware of all medications you have taken in the preceding 24 hour period.
Whenever possible, arrange for a ride to and from the appointment.
When sedation is used during surgery, you must have someone pick you up to drive you and to stay with you for several hours. The effect of the sedative drugs lasts for 2-6 hours following surgery.
Prepare several cold packs at home by putting damp wash-cloths in small plastic bags and freezing them ahead of time.
These are for use in the first few hours following your surgery.