Preparing for your Surgery
Your surgeon will go over the surgical procedure in detail typically 1-2 weeks prior to your date for surgery in the office at your preop appointment. Risks of the surgery will be described and any questions you have will be answered. You will also get a set of postoperative instructions which describe what to expect after your surgery and any specific instructions.
Preop instructions include:
- Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before your surgery.
- You will need to stop any medications that could cause bleeding such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Naprosyn at least 10 days prior to surgery. Certain vitamins such as concentrated Vitamin E, Gingko, and St.John's Wart should also be stopped. If you are taking prescription blood thinners such as Lovenox, Plavix or Coumadin (Warfarin) , you will need to discuss when to stop these medications with the surgeon and your cardiologist.
- You may need preoperative medical clearance from your primary care physician, including lab work, EKG and chest Xray
- You will need a reponsible adult to transport you after your procedure as you will not be allowed to drive for 24 hours after having anesthesia.
Our surgical coordinator, Giselle (Giselle_M@NJFamilyENT.com), will answer any questions you have regarding the scheduling of the procedure as well as obtaining preoperative medical clearance from your primary care physician, what tests are needed prior to the surgery and any insurance questions that you have.
Below are listed some of the common surgical procedures that our practice performs:
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
Myringotomy with Placement of Tubes
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery
Removal of Salivary gland tumors
Ear surgeries including Tympanoplasty, Mastoidectomy and Stapedectomy
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Surgery
Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
Removal of Vocal cord polyps/Nodules