134 North Hill Plymouth, PL4 8LA phone: 01752-661315
What You Need to Know
Dr. Vali Mirzayan can carry out your surgical procedure under Conscious Sedation. This is when you are given medicine which makes you drowsy, reduces any anxiety and relieves any pain which you might perhaps otherwise experience during the procedure. You will still be awake (but drowsy) and in control, and able to talk to your doctor. An advantage of some of the medicines is that you may not be able to remember the procedure, although you will remember everything before being given the medicine and after it has worn off. To cause conscious sedation, you will usually be given a medicine, usually by injection, but sometimes by other means. You will be carefully monitored by a nurse, using various instruments during the entire procedure.
Before the procedure
- Make sure you understand and carefully follow any instructions given to you by your doctor.
- No solid food 6 hours before the procedure.
- Adults can have liquids up to 4 hours before the procedure.
- Someone else must take you to the clinic/hospital.
- Before the procedure, remember to tell your doctor about any other medicines which you are taking, any allergies or other medical conditions which you have. Ask him about any special instructions.
During the procedure
- You are likely to have a small injection needle inserted and taped to your arm.
- You will most probably be monitored by certain equipment during the procedure: a pulse monitor clip on one of your fingers, a blood pressure cuff on your arm and perhaps some small patches attached to your chest to monitor your heart beat.
- You may have a small oxygen mask, or a tube placed near your nose for oxygen.
After the procedure
- Once your doctor is happy with your recovery, you will be allowed to go home.
- A responsible adult should take you home.
- You must not drive or operate any machinery for 24 hours after the procedure.
- You should not sign any legal documents for 24 hours after the procedure.
- Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any problems such as pain in the neck, chest or stomach.
You may drink any fluids (other than alcohol), and eat a half an hour after the procedure. If you have any questions, please call the surgery at 01752 661315.