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Neurosurgery Mesa

Prepare for Surgery

 Preparing for surgery is easy. You may need to discontinue any anti-coagulant medication, e.g., Plavix, Coumadin, or high doses of aspirin, at least one week prior to surgery. Certain diabetic medications may need to be held as well. Check with your surgeon and your primary care physician to find out if this is right for you.

On the day of your surgery, it is important to not eat or drink anything eight hours prior to your scheduled start time. However, certain medications can be taken with a small sip of water. Your surgeon, anesthesiologist and pre-operative staff will let you know what medications are appropriate for you to take. Plan to show up to the hospital about two hours ahead of time for the registration and admission process, and in some cases, some final pre-operative lab testing.

If you're unsure about anything leading up to your surgery, don't hesitate to call the office. The staff and surgeons will do whatever they can to make the process as comfortable as possible for you.

Patient Forms

The following forms can be downloaded to your computer and printed at home. By filling out these forms ahead of time, you will save a significant amount of time during your visit. Please be prepared to provide this information to our office along with your current medical insurance information. If you have any questions when filling out these forms, please do the best you can and our staff will assist you with your questions on the day of your visit.

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