Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six (6) hours prior to your surgery appointment.
  • 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.  Please wear shoes that will allow you to walk safely after anesthesia.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, facial piercings, tongue rings and dentures must be removed prior to surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cough, cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office immediately at 970-498-0196.
  • If you take routine prescription or herbal medications, please check with Dr. Thurgood prior to your surgical date for instructions on which medications should be taken and which should be held.