The Weeks Before Your Surgery Click Here for your printable ‘Pre-Surgery’ Instructions.
For patients under 16 years old, you need to be seen by a Pediatrician within 30 days of your sugery.
For patients ovder 50 years old, you need:
• To be seen by an Internist for clearance with a History & Physical.
• Have an EKG within 30 days of your sugery.
• Blood work within 30 day-SMA 20 including liver function, CBC, PTT.
For Patients over 60 years old you will also need a chest x-ray
If you are being treated for a chronic illness, you will need to be seen by your treating Physician to obtain surgical clearance regardless of your age.
Special instructions about your medication(s) in the days before your surgery may be given to you by Dr. Glashow or by the anesthesiologist.
10 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR SURGERY
You must STOP taking ASPIRIN, IBUPROFEN containing compounds – unless otherwise instructed by your physician. Also STOP taking Vitamin E or any supplemental vitamins which contain E (this includes multi-vitamins) for10 days prior to surgery.
Please ask your Personal Physician regarding the stoppage of any prescription medicine.
You may take Tylenol as needed.
|To Be Avoided: The following are only some of the many aspirin containing compounds to be avoided:|
MINACET W/ CODEINE
PLAVIX (2 weeks prior to surgery with physician’s consent)
|*Please keep in mind most over-the-counter pain, cold medicine, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) do contain either aspirin or ibuprofen, all of which must be stopped 10 days prior to surgery.The following are some aspirin-containing TOPICAL medications to be avoided:|
|*You may be able to take a narcotic pain reliever if needed prior to surgery. Please contact the office if you need a prescription.|
Along with long term health problems, research shows that smoking can increase the chances of complications of surgery and anesthesia. There is no smoking allowed inside of hospital facilities. For help quitting including counseling, support, nicotine replacement, etc. speak with your doctor.
Questions related to charges for your surgery should be addressed early. You will be receiving separate bills from the following: Dr.Glashow, Anesthesiology, Pathology, Gotham Surgical & Brace (Cryocuff /Gameready), and Mount Sinai Hospital.
For questions regarding your hospital bill after surgery please call: Mount Sinai Patient Billing at 212.731-3100 or outside of NYC 866.682.9380.
For questions regarding your anesthesia bill please call: Mount Sinai Anesthesia Billing at 800.627.4470
For questions regarding your CryoCuff/GameReady please call: Gotham Surgical & Brace at 212.297.0362
For questions regarding Dr. Glashow’s billing, please call 203.301.4074.
Gotham Surgical & Brace will send an ice machine, Cryrocuff or Gameready to the hospital for you to take home. If you prefer you may have this shipped to your home. Please call Yesica at 212.297.0362. She will give you instructions on its use. Please use your ice machine until otherwise directed. Reminder: Please have a large supply of ice at home after your surgery.