Pre-Op Instructions

  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING for eight hours before arrival at the hospital. Including: gum, candy, mints, coffee, or water. Do not consume alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours prior to surgery.
  • Stop all medications containing aspirin one week prior to surgery. *See attached sheet for medication list.
  • Stop all medications containing anti-inflammatories one week prior to surgery. *See attached sheet for medication list.
  • Use Tylenol for pain or any aspirin-free product.
  • If you are on a blood thinning product such as Coumadin, Plavix, or Heparin, consult the prescribing physician as to preoperative instructions regarding this medication.
  • Bring a current list of medications, including dosages with you to the hospital.
  • If you take blood pressure medications, take them the morning of surgery with a small sip of water.
  • Brush your teeth before your surgery, but do not swallow the water.
  • Bathe or shower the night before your surgery.
  • Do NOT wear make-up, powder, perfume, lotion, or aftershave to the hospital.
  • Do not bring jewelry or valuables with you to the hospital.
  • Bring a case for glasses or contact lenses.

Contact our office at (619) 810-1010 prior to the day of surgery if you develop a sore throat, cold, fever, or any other illness. For any questions please contact our office at (619) 810-1010.

Selected Drugs Which Contain Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents (NSAIDS): These medications should be discontinued 1 week prior to surgery.

Generic Drug Brand Names
Aspirin Alka-Seltzer, Arthritis Pain Formula, A.S.A., Ascriptin, Ascriptin with Codeing, Aspergum,. Aspirin, B-A-C, Bayer, 8-hour Bayer, Bufferin, Buffets II, Buffex, Cama, Codoxy, Easpirin, Ecotrin, Empirin, Empirin with Codeine, Extra Strength Excedrin, Fiorgen Pf, Fiorinal, Gelprin, Goody’s ES, Headache Powders, Lanorinal, Lorprn, Magnaprin, Malprin, Measurin, Norwich, Percodan, Percodanemi, Roxiprin, Salgen, Saleto, Speedrin, Supac, Vanquish, Zorpin
Cox-2 Celebrex, Vioxx, Bextra
Diclofenac Voltaren, Arthrotec
Diflunisal Dolobid
Etodolac Lodine
Fenoprofen Nalfon
Ibuprofen Aches-n-Pain, Advil, Children’s Advil, Genpril, Haltran, Ibu-tab, Ibuprin, Ibuprohm, Medipren, Midol, Motrin, Motrin ib, Nuprin, Pamprin ib, Pediaprofen, Rufen, Saleto, Trendar, Uni-pro
Indomethacin Indo-Lemmon, Indocin, Indocin SR, Zendole
Ketorolac Toradol
Ketoprofen Orudis, Oruvail
Naproxen Anaprox, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Aleve
Oxaprozin DayPro
Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium Elmiron
Salsalate Amigesic, Argesic SA, Artha-G, Disalcid, Mono-gesic, Salflex, Salsitab
Salicylate, Choline Arthropan
Salicylate, Magnesium Doan’s, Magan, Mobidin
Sulicylate, Choline and Magnesium Trilisate
Sulindac Clinopril
Nabumetone Relafin