Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to the appointment. (unless otherwise indicated by the doctor).
  • No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home. Your ride or escort should be able to stay with you for the duration of the procedure. If your ride or escort may not tolerate the sight or the thought of surgery, he or she is not a good candidate to accompany you.
  • Please make arrangement to have a responsible adult accompany you after the procedure to help with your post-operative needs.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • Please wear loose fitting, dark-colored clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes. Comfortable old clothes are recommended.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures should be removed at the time of surgery. Please tie your hair neatly into a low-ponytail. Please remove tongue rings or nose rings prior to the procedure.
  • Do not wear lotion on the hand or arms, lipstick, excessive makeup, or opaque colored-nail polish on the day of surgery. Artificial nails should be removed.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office days before the procedure.  
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Hung prior to your surgical date for instructions.
  • Please turn off your cell phones prior to the procedure.  Earphones are allowed prior to IV insertion.  Once the procedure is ready to start, please turn off the music to allow anesthesia to work efficiently.