Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink for at least 6 hours prior to the procedure.  ONLY water is OK up until 2 hours prior.
  • Please take your customary medication and prescriptions given to you by Dr. Berman with small sips of water.
  • Please brush your teeth thoroughly prior to your appointment. IF prescribed, begin Chlorhexidine rinse 2 days before.
  • A responsible adult MUST accompany the patient to the procedure, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home. We will not start your procedure without your ride present.
    • Taxi, Uber, Lyft, public transit are NOT acceptable forms of transportation home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with short sleeves, this allows us to place the IV and our monitors such as a blood pressure cuff and EKG.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, coughing, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.