Patient Guide

Before Leaving Home

  • Shower or bathe — you will be given special instructions if needed.

  • You can brush your teeth and rinse your mouth, but do not swallow any water.

  • Please leave contact lenses at home and wear your glasses, if possible.

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

  • Please do not use creams, lotions, or perfume.

  • Please do not wear make-up, artificial nails or nail polish.

  • Leave valuables such as jewelry, cash, credit cards, checkbooks, rings, watches, purses or billfolds at home.

  • All body jewelry must be removed. Electrocautery may be used during your procedure and any metal parts could pose a serious burn risk.

  • If you wear hearing aids, please wear them. They may be removed before surgery.