What to Know Before, During, and After Surgery!

Being prepared for your treatment at Pura Vida Vein Center in Omaha, NE, is paramount to your health. It’s also important to the effectiveness of your surgery, as well as making your experience as smooth and efficient as possible! Here is everything you should do before your surgery, the day of your surgery, as well as afterwards.

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What to Do Before Surgery

  • Notify your surgeon before coming to the center if there is any change in your physical condition, such as a cold, fever, or a wound near your surgery site.

  • Your doctor will advise you of any tests that may need to be performed by your primary care physician prior to surgery.

  • A member of the surgical center staff will call you a day prior to your surgery to obtain health and registration information, answer any questions you may have, and give your arrival time.

  • lf you are undergoing anesthesia, do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your surgery.

  • Unless instructed by your physician, do not take any medication after midnight the day of your surgery. Please note: lf you are on blood pressure or heart medication, or if you are a diabetic, obtain specific instructions from your physician.

Before the day of surgery, make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you home and remain with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. You may not drive yourself, be left alone, or leave the facility in public transportation unless  ccompanied by an adult. Failure to meet these guidelines could result in the cancellation of your procedure.

What to Do the Day of Surgery

  • Please bring your insurance card with you and a form of photo identification.

  • Do not apply cosmetics such as eye shadow or nail polish.

  • If you wear contact lenses or glasses, bring a case for their safe keeping.

  • Please shower or bathe prior to your surgery.

  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing, and shoes.

  • Leave jewelry an other valuable at home.

  • Please bring a list of prescription medication you are currently taking.

  • Please be aware you will be required to sign a consent form for your surgery.

  • Your family may wait in our lobby and rejoin you upon discharge.

What to Do After Surgery

  • You will be discharged 1-2 hours following your procedure or when you meet criteria for dismissal. It is normal to feel weak and drowsy, which is why you must have someone with you to drive you home after your surgery.

  • Please follow the written instructions you receive from your surgeon and the center’s staff for your care that may include activity, medication, diet and rest. Contact your physician if you have any questions or problems.

  • One to two days after your surgerym a nurse from MSC will contact you to check your progress and answer your questions.

  • Do not drive, smoke, drink alcoholic beverages or operate machinery for 24 hours following surgery.

  • Remember to make an appointment for a follow-up visit with your surgeon if one was not already made for you.

  • No Lyft, Uber, cabs, or Intelliride home from surgery unless a responsible person is also riding with you. You cannot take these services alone due to the medications used during your surgery.

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