Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Read patient instructions from Dr. Greenberg. Call our office in Midtown NYC if you need assistance: Address & Phone Phone Number 212-319-9700.

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to the appointment.
  • No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home. Please call our office for current COVID-19 related office protocols: Address & Phone Phone Number 212-319-9700
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the office – call us instead: Address & Phone Phone Number 212-319-9700
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Greenberg prior to your surgical date for instructions.

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Post-Operative Information & Instructions

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