Please read each page of these instructions thoroughly and keep them for reference following surgery.
_____ The Methodist Hospital, Neurosensory Center
6501 Fannin Street, 7th floor, Jones Tower
Please call 713-441-5035 to set up preoperative interview and testing.
This preoperative visit will be at the Methodist Outpatient Center Floor 22;
6445 Main Street. (Next to Smith Tower and accessible by the 2nd floor crosswalk).
Alford ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery
Your surgery is scheduled to begin at:_______________ on:_______________________
If surgery is scheduled at a hospital, please report 2-hours prior to your scheduled surgery time.
DO NOT TAKE ANY ASPIRIN OR PRODUCTS CONTAINING NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY INGREDIENTS, e.g., Advil™, Motrin™, Bufferin™, etc. Please note that many over-the-counter medications contain aspirin and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ingredients. Consult the attached sheet for a comprehensive list of products to be avoided. If you regularly take aspirin, please inform Dr. Alford. For management of headaches and pain during this four-week period, you may use Tylenol™ and Tylenol Extra Strength™.
Please call the office to schedule your postoperative visit 713-532-3223.
*If you are scheduled for inpatient surgery, you will leave the PACU and be taken to your hospital room.
If you have a question or concern, first refer to the printed Postoperative Instructions Sheet given to you by our office. If the answer is not there or you still have a concern or question, do not hesitate to call our office at: 713-532-3223.
Call the office if any of the following conditions should develop:
§ Persistent fever above 101.5o that is unresponsive to Tylenol™
§ Redness of the wound
§ Bleeding or drainage from the wound
§ Pain that is not relieved by medication prescribed by Dr. Alford
If you have any questions or problems, please call Eugene Alford, M.D at 713-532-3223.
*** General Preoperative Checklist ***
_____ Pre-register with the hospital at least 72 hours prior to surgery.
_____ Do not take any aspirin and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products for two weeks prior to your surgery. (See attached product list)
_____ Come to your preoperative office visit:_______________________________________
_____ Bring any CT scan results, X-rays and photos relating to your surgery to Dr. Alford.
_____ Schedule your postoperative office visit.
_____ Do not eat or drink ANYTHING after midnight the night before your surgery.
Day of Surgery:
_____ DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING! (After midnight the night before your surgery.)
_____ DO NOT TAKE YOUR CUSTOMARY MORNING MEDICATIONS.
_____ Bring your customary morning medications to the hospital the morning of your surgery.
_____ If you have not already done so, bring any pertinent CT scan results, X-rays and photos to the hospital.
_____ Arrive at the hospital 2-hours before your scheduled surgery time, unless instructed otherwise.
After Surgery and Discharge from the Hospital:
_____ Take all of your medications as instructed. Finish any antibiotic you have been prescribed.
_____ Come to your postoperative office visit:______________________________
_____ Do not take any aspirin and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products for two weeks following your surgery.
If you have any questions or problems, please call Eugene Alford, M.D. or Linda Oberrender, R.N. at 713-532-3223.
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