Welcome to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Amarillo in the Panhandle region.
If you have been scheduled to have general anesthesia for your surgery, it is essential that you do not eat or drink anything for eight hours before surgery. Any liquid or solid food in your stomach during anesthesia can have life-threatening consequences. If you have accidentally eaten anything prior to surgery, inform the doctor immediately. Please bring a responsible adult to wait in the waiting room during the procedure and drive you home afterwards. You will be groggy for several hours after your surgery and unable to drive. If you have been given a prescription to take prior to surgery, make arrangements to be driven to the office. Do not drive yourself. Sedative medications can act quickly and seriously affect your driving ability. Wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothing. We recommend a short-sleeved shirt for ease in taking your blood pressure and applying monitors. A t-shirt, sweatpants, and gym shoes are always a good choice. Take care of financial arrangements, ask questions, and use the restroom before surgery. You will be too sleepy to remember these things afterwards.
Call if you have any questions concerning these instructions or your scheduled appointment. While the thought of any surgery can be a little frightening, our patients usually find it to be a comfortable, pleasant, and painless experience. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to accommodate you. We look forward to seeing you and providing you with the highest level of care at our state-of-the-art facility.