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Michael K. Kim, M.D., F.A.C.S. Surgical Director, OC ENT SINUS & Associates.

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Before Your Surgery

  • Pre-Operative Appointment will take place in our office one week prior to your scheduled surgery.
  • Pre-Operative Registration will take place at Total Care Center one week prior to your scheduled surgery.
  • NO aspirin or ibuprofen use two weeks prior and two weeks after your surgery. These are blood thinning medications that can cause complications of bleeding during your surgery. Your surgery is likely to be postponed if you forget.
  • If you are currently taking Coumadin (Warfarin) or Plavix, please let Dr. Kim and his staff know immediately.
  • Do not eat or drink anything including water after midnight of the day preceding surgery. Undigested food in stomach can cause complications, and your surgery is likely to be postponed if you forget.
  • Refrain from smoking after midnight on the day preceding surgery.
  • If you suspect you are pregnant please notify our office. Anesthesia and medications may be harmful to the developing fetus.
  • Any health changes between your most recent visit and the day of surgery, please notify our office. Please report even minor changes, such as elevated temperature, cough or cold.
  • Leave your jewelry and other valuables at home.
  • Wear casual loose clothing during surgery; you will wear a patient gown provided by the Surgery Center or hospital.
  • Arrange for an adult to be at the hospital or surgery center during surgery and to drive you home. You should also arrange to have someone stay with you for the first night following your surgery.
  • If your child is having surgery, feel free to bring his/her favorite stuffed animal or security blanket for added reassurance.
  • Make sure to have your Pain medication and Antibiotic Prescriptions filled prior to your surgery.

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