Pre-Operative Instructions – Sinus Surgery
Sinus surgery is used to open blocked sinuses, drain the sinus passages and allow the infection to gradually resolve. There are new techniques available for sinus surgery, which cause less swelling, bruising, bleeding, and pain than before. Please review the following carefully to ensure that you do your part towards a recovery that is as uncomplicated as possible.
DON'T EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT
THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY
DON'T - take aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Please check with your doctor to find out how much time needs to pass between the surgery and the last time you had an aspirin or any other anti-inflammatory medication.
The morning of your surgery PLEASE make sure you take all scheduled medication including - high blood pressure or heart medication. HOWEVER only have a SIP of water. DO NOT drink a lot of water. Your stomach is to be empty for the surgery.
DO - Discuss with your primary care doctor what to do about insulin or other diabetes medication.
Again if you have any questions, please speak with Dr. Taylor.