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Any Preparations Before Procedure
How many days should one stop taking nifidepine ointment before sphincter surgey? Are any medicines safe to take before surgery (tylenol, etc.)
Is there any contraindication to using emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream prior to an evlt procedure for a healthy patient with no allergy to the cream? Thanks!
No: But it won't do much for you and probably is not needed. ...Read more
Varies: This is best covered at your anesthesia preop interview. Usually, pain meds are ok except for nsaids like ibuprofen. Antacids are good, though do not eat Tums (calcium carbonate) while fasting as this counts as food. BP meds generally ok, especially beta blockers like metoprolol. Long-acting Insulin held or reduced, short-acting held. It really should be spelled out for you exactly before your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any preparation for Asian eyelid surgery? Before other surgeries i had to fast, avoid certain medications, etc. Will I have to do the same before Asian eyelid surgery? It seems like a minor procedure, so will preparation be easier?
Asian blepharoplasty: It may seem like a minor procedure, but given the thin nature of upper eyelid skin, bruising is not uncommon. Avoiding foods and supplements which may thin your blood and predispose you to bruising will help limit the amount you experience after surgery just as it did for your prior surgeries. If you are having surgery under general anesthesia, you will also once again have to fast. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
You need: to discuss this with your endoscopist but generally the day before is a bowel prep that includes clear liquids all day and some type of purgative that is at the discretion of your endoscopist. You also usually have to stop any meds that may interfere with your ability to clot in case of polyps or need for biopsy; again that is preference of your endoscopist ...Read more
Is there any contraindications anesthetic drug for patients with sleep apnea? I plan to do AF Ablation? generally use local or general anasthethic?
What are your thoughts of using colloidal silver before having an excisional neck biopsy?Can it be used before or after surgery?
Colloidal silver: Is of no proven clinical benefit. Safety concerns about the accumulation of silver. I do not know of any clinical need for it ...Read more
Recovery: An opiod antagonist would not be used before surgery unless a person arrived impaired with hypoventilation from too much narcotics they took at home. I do not believe it would be used during surgery either. Postoperative use would be reserved for possible narcotic effect on the patient's respiratory abilities on recovering from the anesthetic after completion of the operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you think about intervenously injecting with vitamin C sarting before surgery & continuing during surgery for 24 hrs for faster healing.
No benefit: No benefit, unless you have vitamins c deficiency. ...Read more
Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Any risks?
Nothing is 100% safe: But, this is not something you need to fret over. Dentist w/ experience in the pediatric population are very experienced and - next to a parent - they have all the reasons in the world to be very careful. Ask for reassurance since your worries are important too - even if unneeded. Get instructions for before/after and good info. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: A limited skin only breast lift can be performed under local, very few patients would be good candidates for this type of lift. Most patients would be better served having a breast lift under general anesthesia. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-enhancements/index.html. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it safe to use numbing cream (specifically Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream) down there before waxing when pregnant?
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