Preoperative Instructions

  1. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight before your surgery, unless you are told differently by the anesthesiologist. The facility or anesthesiologist can tell you if it is OK to take your morning medications with a sip of water.
  2. Please read the pre and post-op instruction sheets given to you by our office carefully.
  3. If any questions or concerns arise during the course of your care, please contact our office at 704-752-7575
  4. If you take blood-thinning medication such as coumadin or warfarin, discuss this with your cornerstone ear, nose & throat doctor before stopping it.
  5. For the ten days prior to your surgery, we ask that you not take any medication that contains Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or any related anti-inflammatory medications. These medications impact your blood’s ability to clot and could increase your tendency to bleed during and after surgery. Many medications contain aspirin or ingredients that act like aspirin. Some are prescribed and some are over the counter. Be absolutely certain that you make us aware of any and all medications that you take prior to surgery. Please check the labels of your medications, even those available without a prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions regarding your medications.

The following is a list of some common products that contain or act like aspirin. This is not a complete list:

Advil, Aleve, Alka Seltzer, Anacin, Anaprox, Ascodeen, Ascriptin, Aspergum, BC Powder, Bextra, Bufferin, Celebrex, Cephalgesic, Cheracol, Congesprin, Cope, Coricidin, Darvon, Darvo-Tran, Daypro, Dristan, Empirin, Emprazil, Equagesic, Excedrin, Fiorinal, Fish Oil, Goody’s, Ibuprofen, Indocin, Ketoprofen, Lodine, Midol, Motrin, Naprosyn, Norgesic, Percodan, Phenaphen, Relafen, Robaxisal, Sine Off, Sine Aid, Tolectin, Toradol, Trigesic, Vanquish, Vioxx, Vitamin E, Voltaren, 4-Way Tabs

CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat must receive all valid insurance card(s) at least 2 days prior to your surgery date or the surgery will be canceled. Failure to notify us of a change, or addition of insurance coverage at least 2 days prior to your surgery may make the entire cost of the care your responsibility, even if an older policy remains in place.