The staff of ProVas is pleased that you and your physician have selected our facility for your care. We consider you a valued guest and will do our best to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.
We want all aspects of your procedure to be stress free and to go as smoothly as possible, so we ask that you review this section of instructions that provide information about the day of your procedure.
Please inform our team if you experience any symptoms such as an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting, or diarrhea between your last visit to the office and the day of your procedure. If you suspect you may be pregnant or are taking certain medications like diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, or certain herbal medicines, please let us know. You may be asked to discontinue these medications before your procedure.
Food and Drink: Avoid consuming any food or drinks from midnight the night before the procedure.
Medications: Take all medications as directed by your physician with a small sip of water. Do not take blood thinners or diabetes medication. Metformin should not be taken on the day of the procedure and for two days after. Please bring all medications in their original containers.
Alcohol: Refrain from consuming alcohol for at least 12 hours prior to your scheduled arrival time.
Smoking: Do not smoke after midnight the night before the procedure.
Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body piercing jewelry): Remove all makeup, nail polish, and jewelry before arriving at the center. Also, avoid wearing perfume or cologne.
Clothing: Wear loose, comfortable clothing that can easily fit over any surgical dressings.
Valuables: Leave jewelry and other valuables at home on the day of the procedure, except for your government-issued ID and insurance card(s).
Please ensure that you bring the following items to your appointment: a government-issued ID such as a driver’s license, your insurance card(s), and a list of all medications you are taking, including their names, doses, and administration instructions.
Upon arrival at the center, please check-in at the registration desk, where a staff member will verify your personal information and ask you to sign any necessary forms. Your escort’s contact information will also be needed.
You will then be admitted to the pre-op area, where a nurse will review your health history and prepare you for your procedure. An IV and labs may be drawn, and you will remain in the pre-op area until it is time for your procedure. Your surgical nurse will escort you to the procedure room, and your escort may wait in the reception area during your procedure.
Please arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home from the center, as sedation will be administered during your visit. It is not permitted to drive yourself home, take public transportation, or a taxi.
After your procedure, it is required to have a responsible adult stay with you at home and throughout the night, or your surgery may be canceled. If you are the legal guardian for a child under 18 or a dependent adult, you must be present in the center at all times. If you have young children at home, please arrange for someone to care for them for at least 24 hours following your procedure.
After your procedure, you will be closely monitored in the recovery area until you are in stable condition, and then discharged home. Before leaving, a nurse will provide you with detailed verbal and written post-procedure care instructions, which must be discussed and signed by your escort.
Following your procedure, it is recommended that you do not drive or operate machinery, make important decisions, drink alcohol, or sign legal documents for 24 hours. Recovery at home is preferable, and you should eat a light diet and drink plenty of fluids. Please contact your doctor if you have any questions or concerns, and a nurse from the center will follow up with you one day after your procedure.
If labs are required 48 hours after your procedure, a lab order will be provided for you to take to a lab facility of your choosing. If you experience any unusual symptoms after your procedure, please call the office, and in case of emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.