Patient Info

PRE-PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS (FOR ALL DIAGNOSTIC & INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES)

Arriving to the Hospital: You will need to arrive at the hospital at least 3-4 hours prior to your procedure and report to TRANSCARE, Lower Level 1 (enter through the Emergency Room door, next to the parking deck.) Please be advised that we will do everything to have your procedure at the scheduled time. However, emergencies may cause unavoidable delays and we appreciate your patience

Procedure Instructions & Medications (IMPORTANT - PLEASE REVIEW ALL INFORMATION)

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before the procedure.
  • You can take all of your medications the morning of the procedures with a small sip of water.
  • If you are DIABETIC, withhold all of your diabetic medications in the morning of the procedure. If you take GLUCOPHAGE, discontinue TWO DAYS PRIOR to your procedure.
  • If you take COUMADIN, discontinue FOUR DAYS PRIOR to your procedure.
  • Please inform us of any allergies to drugs. If you have a dye allergy (or allergy to shellfish or iodine), you will need to be pre-medicated THREE DAYS PRIOR to your procedure.
  • Bring all of your nedications in their original containers with you to the hospital.

If you need further clarification, or if any of the pre procedural information above is unclear, contact us before the scheduled procedure is to take place.