Preparing for your procedure
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day prior to your procedure. This is so that we can give you sedation medicine as needed. You should take your regular medications and may take small sips of water to wash them down. This is very important and if not followed could result in re-scheduling or canceling your procedure.
Depending on your procedure, you may be contacted to undergo Pre-Anesthesia Testing. If so, please ensure you make the appointment in a timely fashion to avoid delays in your treatment.
Please make arrangements to have someone drive you home after your procedure. If you do not have a driver, your procedure may need to be cancelled or postponed.
If you have an allergy to x-ray iodinated contrast (“x-ray dye”) please call the Vascular Institute at (609) 652-6094 to receive a prescription for a medication “prep” prior to the procedure.
If you are taking blood thinners (Coumadin, Lovenox, Plavix, Xarelto, etc.) please call the Vascular Institute at (609) 652-6094 to discuss temporary discontinuation of these agents. Failure to do so will cause your procedure to be delayed or postponed.
If you have had any blood work done within one month of your planned procedure, please make arrangements to have the results forwarded to the Vascular Institute at fax number (609) 652-1075.