Preparing for Your Procedure
In the days leading up to your surgery or pain procedure, there are certain guidelines you should follow regarding medications, eating and drinking, illness, and cancellations. The staff at North Country Orthopaedic ASC asks that you review the following notes and let us know if you have any questions.
If there are any additional instructions, your surgeon will discuss them with you in advance. These guidelines are critical for reducing the risk of complications and ensuring that your surgery is a success.
We recommend you download and complete these forms at home and bring them with you to your pre-surgical appointment.
- Participating Insurance List
- Pre-Op Health Screening Form
- Authorization to Release Protected Health Information
- Latex Allergy Questionnaire
- Patient Consent To Resuscitative Measures
- Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Most medications should be suspended for a short period of time prior to your procedure, like blood thinners, antibiotics, and aspirin, but do not stop taking medication without the prescribing physician’s approval.
- Plavix, Ticlid, and Aggrenox
- Coumadin (Warfarin), Brilinta, and Aspirin products
- Lovenox and Xarelto
- Blood pressure and heart medications
Nothing to eat or drink after midnight except for a small sip of water to take your medications.
If you become ill, including sore throat, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, urinary tract infection, you may need to reschedule your procedure. Please call the office at least 24 hours before your appointment, if possible, to find out.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your procedure, please provide 24 hours’ notice or more. If a last-minute emergency arises, please call us as soon as possible to let us know.
If you have any other questions about your upcoming surgery or pain procedure, please call the North Country Orthopaedic Ambulatory Surgery Center in Watertown, NY at (315) 836-2200.