Preparing for Surgery
- Treasure Valley Hospital, 8800 Emerald St., Boise, ID 83704
- St. Alphonsus Day Surgery Center, N7 Entrance, 1055 N Curtis Rd
Time of Arrival:
- Our surgery schedule is arranged from youngest to oldest. Our office will call you the night before surgery with your check in time.
- Insurance approval: Our office will contact your insurance company regarding the physician charges. Someone from our office with let you know when surgery is authorized.
- It is the patient’s responsibility to contact the facility regarding hospital and anesthesia charges.
- Pick up all post op medications prior to surgery
You will receive a call from the surgery center one day before your surgery to confirm your arrival time and review your health history. The ENT clinic staff may provide you with an estimated surgery time; please note this time may change.
When to Stop Eating & Drinking:
- You must have an empty stomach to proceed with surgery.
- Stop SOLID FOODS EIGHT HOURS prior to surgery.
- Candy, mints, tobacco products and gum are considered solid foods
- A meal eight hours prior to surgery should be light, avoiding fatty or fried foods.
- Stop CLEAR LIQUIDS FOUR HOURS prior to surgery.
- Water, Jell-O, tea, apple juice and black coffee without cream are considered clear liquids.
- Stop infant and toddler FORMULA SIX HOURS prior to surgery.
- Stop infant and toddler BREAST MILK FOUR HOURS prior surgery.
Medications & Supplements
Take Morning of Surgery:
Narcotics or pain medications that you take on a regular basis:
- Birth control medications
Do Not Take Morning of Surgery:
- Water pills
- Lasix or any medication with HCTZ
Angiotension II receptor blockers
Stop 14 Days Before Surgery:
All vitamins, herbals and supplements
- Vitamin E
- Fish Oil
- Ma Huang
Diet or weight loss medications
If you are prescribed any of the following medications by your cardiologist, please follow your cardiologist’s recommendations for how long to hold prior to surgery.
- Plavix, Effient or Brilinta
- Do not take fast-acting or regular acting insulins the morning of surgery.
- We will check your blood sugar upon arrival and manage it with our insulin as needed.
- Take HALF of your long acting insulin dose the night before surgery.
- Set your insulin pump basal rate to HALF your normal level.
Surgeries Done at Boise ENT
The operative instructions provide helpful information that will assist you with your recovery. Please note that these are general guidelines, as everyone recovers differently. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.