Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

For intravenous deep sedation, medications are given through a vein, which will result in total loss of consciousness, complete lack of recall of the event, and usually longer recovery time.

Deep sedation / general anesthesia has an excellent safety record as an office procedure. Please follow these instructions:

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink for six hours prior to your surgery appointment. However, it is acceptable to drink water up to two hours prior to your scheduled surgery.
  • No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • Please wear loose-fitting clothing with short sleeves or sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach, or upset bowels, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, take them with a small sip of water. However, some medications might need to be adjusted. please check with Dr. Deragopian prior to your surgical date for instructions.
  • If you take insulin or have an insulin pump, contact the office for adjustments.

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