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For your procedure

To ensure your safety, procedures will be cancelled if these requirements are not met:

  • Do not eat or drink anything six hours prior to your procedure, except sips of water to take authorized medications.
  • Do not take aspirin products seven days prior to your procedure.
  • Do not take other anti-inflammatory medications three days prior to your procedure.
  • Do not take PLAVIX (Clopidogrel) seven days prior to your procedure.
  • Do not take WARFARIN (Coumadin) five days prior to your procedure and have a STAT PT/INR the day prior to your procedure.
  • If you have had an infection or taken antibiotics within 6 weeks, your procedure must be rescheduled.
  • You must have a responsible adult available for transportation and this person must be present for the duration of your appointment.
  • Failure to notify the pain management office of a cancellation at least 72 hours prior to your procedure may result in a $75 no-show fee.

Please arrive one hour prior to your procedure time. If you have additional questions, call the Pain Management Department with any questions or concerns at 702-877-5370.