Abalation Instructions

PRE-OPERATIVE ABLATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

  • If you will need a driver, please make the necessary arrangements to be driven to and from your appointment.

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.

  • If the doctor prescribed you any pain medications, take your prescriptions after you sign your consents.

  • Be sure to take your regularly prescribed medications the day of surgery unless otherwise instructed by your surgeon or nursing staff.  This includes blood thinners and aspirins.

  • Please wear loose fitting clothing; such as jogging pants, gym shorts, or a flowing skirt. 

  • Wear loose fitting shoes (flip flops or open sandals) to accommodate the compression bandages on foot after procedure.

  • Vessels can constrict or get smaller making it difficult to get access to the vein, so to help prevent this please make sure you;

    • Do not wear your compression stockings the day of the procedure.

    • When you check-in the day of the procedure, do not sit.  Continue to stand and/or walk around.

    • NO CAFFEINE!  It is important to eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to surgery.

  • We ask that you give 72 hours’ notice if for any reason you cannot keep your appointment.  We are setting aside limited time and scheduled personnel for your procedure including: physicians, nurses, vascular ultrasound technologists and other office staff, in which a considerable cost in incurred. Therefore, if you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment time for the procedure, this cost may be your responsibility.

  • Please see the attached Treatment Plan for your scheduled date(s) and time(s).

 

I have read and understand the above instructions.  I feel that all my questions have been answered at this time.  I understand that my procedure(s) are scheduled for the date(s) on the attached Treatment Plan.  In the even I do NOT arrive at the given time, I understand that my wait time could be extended, or I could be asked to reschedule.

 

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