Patient Forms Pre Op and Post Op Instructions
Outpatient Surgery Pre-operative Patient Instructions:
For Same Day or Admission Surgeries, patients will be instructed by our Central Jersey Surgeons office as to their procedure and arrival times.
- Pre-op testing – The hospital will call the patient in a few business days to schedule a pre-op testing appointment date. This appointment should be at least 7 days prior to surgery. This allows time to receive results and treat any abnormalities pre-operatively to avoid delaying surgery. If you are scheduled at the Somerset Ambulatory Surgery Center, our CJS office will inform you of what testing you need prior to surgery.
- You may also need clearance from your primary care doctor and/or cardiologist prior to your surgical date, and depending on your current surgery. This is to ensure your safety before undergoing any surgical procedures.
- You will also require a driver to bring you home – The hospital does not permit the bus or taxi as an acceptable form of transportation. Please plan accordingly.
- You will be given the following instructions in the office, with the exact amount of days required:
- Do not take any pain medications which thin your blood (NSAIDS) like Aspirin products (Excedrin, Aleve) or Ibuprofen products (Advil/Motrin) or other medications that contain these ingredients, within 48 hours prior to surgery, unless approved by Dr. Buch – The use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) is acceptable. In addition, please stop any multivitamins, herbal supplements, or oil supplements such as Omega-3, Fish Oils, Evening Primrose, Vitamin D or E, Flaxseed and Garlic tablets, etc.
- **If you are taking Plavix, Coumadin, or Aspirin, – Dr. Buch may request you to stop these medications days before your procedure. Exact instructions will be provided by office.
- Have nothing to eat or drink after midnight before your surgery. Come to surgery fasting.
- On the day of surgery take all your regular morning medications, like you normally do, with a small sip of water.
- If you are diabetic – please consult with your medical doctor for their recommendation as to how your diabetic medication should be taken the morning of surgery.