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It is very mportant that you tell your health care provider whether you are using any herbal supplements. Many of the popular herbal products can cause harmful side effects or interact with other medications. Anesthesiologists are finding that:
Our anesthesiologists advise patients to stop taking herbal medications at least two to three weeks before surgery. This should be enough time for the herbals to be cleared from the body. If there is not enough time to stop your herbal medications before surgery, please let the anesthesiologist know so that they may be aware of the risks.
It is very important that you do not eat or drink anything past midnight on the night before your surgery/procedure, as the presence of solid or liquid in the stomach considerably increases the risk of anesthesia. Your surgery may be postponed if you do not observe this requirement. You might be told to take some of your medications. If so, you may take them with a small amount of water (1-2 ounces).
If you answered yes to any part of question A and either B or C, you should notify your physician that Latex Precautions should be taken.
Saint Francis Hospital is located on 114 Woodland Street in Hartford. Click here for detailed directions.
If you are scheduled for surgery, you should proceed to the 3rd level of the Patient Care Tower.Follow signs to the Ambulatory Surgery Department. Click here for detailed directions.
If you are scheduled for an endoscopic procedure, you should proceed to the 2nd level of the Patient Care Tower. Follow signs to the Day Hosptial. Click here for detailed directions.
If you are scheduled for surgery on our Mt. Sinai campus, you should proceed to Surgicare. It is located to your left after entereing through the main entrance. Click here for detailed directions.
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