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Prior to your procedure:
The day of your procedure:
Two or three medications will be given to you at the time we submit a request for authorization to your insurance company. One prescription is Diazepam (Valium) to reduce anxiety. A pain medication (Vicodin) and sometimes an anti-inflammatory, Ibuprofen 800mg will also be prescribed. Please inform us if you are allergic to, or cannot take, any of these medications.
Take the 2 or 3 medications as prescribed 1 hour prior to the procedure time. Eat normally that day and be sure to take the medication with food. Please wear loose clothes and loose shoes/sandals, as your foot and leg will be wrapped in ace wrap and gauze pads after the procedure. Anticipate being at our office for 2 hours on the day of the procedure. Only the patient and the medical staff are allowed in the procedure room. Your driver must be able to wait in the office while you are in the procedure, in case of any emergency. We ask that they do not leave the building.
You are encouraged to bring your phone or iPod to listen to music.