Plan and coordinate with your family members (or friends) to determine
how you will get to NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens on the day of surgery.
If you have outpatient surgery you will be able to go home on the same day. However, since you will experience some effects of anesthesia even after your surgery is completed, you will not be able to leave by yourself.
At pre-admission testing, a review of your medications will be performed. At this time, you will be notified of which medications must be stopped prior to surgery and which medications you may take up to and including the day of your procedure.
Although it is a good idea to stop smoking in general, we realize that people do smoke and it is not realistic to think that they can quit before their surgery. However, since stopping smoking helps to improve overall healing, our surgeons recommend that you stop smoking at least one month prior to surgery and continue to avoid smoking 6-12 weeks following surgery.
To reduce the risk of introducing infections into the bloodstream, it is recommended that all dental procedures (extractions, cleanings, etc.) be performed two weeks prior to surgery.
Preparation the night before surgery
On the day of surgery
What to bring to the hospital
What to leave at home