Pre-Operative Sedation Instructions

Eating and Drinking

DO NOT eat anything for 6 hours prior to your appointment. If you have a morning appointment, this means nothing to eat after midnight. If you have an afternoon appointment, you can have a light breakfast such as cereal, toast and juice.

You may have clear fluids up to 2 hours before your appointment, including Sprite and water. Take you usual medications at this time. It is helpful for you to drink 8 oz. of water 2 hours before your appointment, then nothing after that. DO NOT drink anything if your appointment is less than 2 hours away.

Clothing and Personal Items, Contact Lenses

Please wear loose fitting clothing to allow monitoring devices, such as blood pressure cuff, to be used during the procedure. It is best to leave items such as your phone and purse/wallet with your driver. DO NOT wear contact lenses or jewelry.


Please bring your pharmacy telephone number. Please bring a current list of all your medications.


You MUST bring a person (driver) who is an adult, who has a vested interest in your well-being, to accompany you. This person should remain in the immediate area of the office and must be available by phone at all times, or remain in the office.