Preparing for your Procedure:

 Pre-Procedure Instructions:
  • No blood thinners, eg. Plavix or Pradaxa 7 days prior to procedure (Please get approval from your PCP prior to stopping any blood thinners).
  • No Coumadin 4 days prior to procedure.
  • Please tell your doctor if you have an infection or are taking antibiotics.
  • Please discuss with your PCP and/or prescribing doctor prior to stopping Aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, or any other blood thinners.
  • Please let the doctor know if there is a chance of pregnancy.
  • Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to procedure.
  • You will need to bring a driver with you the day of the procedure.

Post-Procedure Instructions:

  • Limit bending, lifting and twisting the day of the procedure.
  • You should apply ice to the area of injection 2-3 times for 20 minutes on the day of a procedure.
  • Do not apply heat to the procedure area the day of a procedure.
  • The day after the procedure, you can resume taking any blood-thinners that you needed to stop for the procedure.
  • It is not uncommon to experience some increased discomfort for the first day. If there is profound discomfort that lasts beyond one day, please call the office to report your concerns.
  • It may take a few days, up to a week, to experience the full benefits of the procedure.
  • Please enjoy a meal after your procedure and resume a regular diet.
  • Please call the office immediately if you experience an accident with your bowels and/or bladder; a fever >100 degrees Fahrenheit; a change in strength or any symptoms of significant concern.
  • Most patients are very pleased with the outcome of procedures.
  • In case of any medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

Discharge Checklist:

Click below for the discharge checklist:

Discharge Checklist

NOTE: If you are scheduled to have your procedures done at the SurgCenter of Glen Burnie, the address is below:

308 Hospital Drive, Suite 102, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, Tel: 410-760-8100