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Pre-procedure instructions for procedures under general anesthesia:

  • Do not eat or drink anything upto 8 hrs prior to the procedure time.
  • Drink plenty of clear liquids (non caffeine) day before the procedure.
  • Prescription Medication -
    • Take all your prescription medications as per your routine.
    • If you are diabetic and take regular oral medication or insulin, please get special instructions from your primary care doctor.
    • If you are on blood thinner medication please get special instructions with regard to these from our office.
  • Do not apply any type of moisturizer, sunblock or oil to your legs on the day of your procedure.
  • You may want to bring loose fitting pants to wear home.

Pre-procedure instructions for procedures without general anesthesia:

  • There is no need to stay empty stomach prior to procedure.
  • You may eat a light breakfast or lunch, which ever applies to the appointment time you made with the office.
  • Follow all the above instructions from 3rd instruction and onwards.

Post-procedure instructions:

  • The next day, remove the ace bandages prior to shower and wear your regular compression stockings and continue wearing them daily. No baths, hot tubs or pools during treatment.
  • If you have steri-strips (small tapes) covering incisions made during the procedure, please do not remove them. Do not worry if they fall off on their own.
  • You may take Advil, Motrin or Tylenol for pain; follow dose instructions on the bottle. If you were given a prescription medication, take it as prescribed.
  • You are expected return to normal activities as tolerated. Walking after the procedure is encouraged, walk around 5 to 10 mins every hour. Please refrain from strenuous activities until your follow up visit.
  • When resting keep your leg elevated above your heart level. It is normal to experience tenderness and possible bruising in the segment of the leg that was treated.
  • You will need a follow up visit within a week.
  • Please call Dr. Surya at 732-651-3204 immediately, if you experience any of the following:
    • Prolonged tenderness, severe pain, redness, preventing you from returning to normal activities
    • Leg swelling or if you are unable to bear weight on the treated leg
    • Shortness of breath