Preparing For Your Procedure

Skilled Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Specialists of South Jersey and the Jersey Shore Setting You Up for Success

In order to ensure that our patients have a safe and successful procedure, no matter what that may be, our New Jersey Vascular Institute Coordinator asks that you review this list and ensure that you are fully prepared.

As you get ready for your procedure, please keep the following in mind:

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day prior to your procedure. This is so that we can give you sedation medicine as needed. You should take your regular medications and may take small sips of water to wash them down. This is very important and if not followed could result in re-scheduling or canceling your procedure.
  • Depending on your procedure, you may be contacted to undergo Pre-Anesthesia Testing. If so, please ensure you make the appointment in a timely fashion to avoid delays in your treatment.
  • Please make arrangements to have someone drive you home after your procedure. If you do not have a driver, your procedure may need to be cancelled or postponed.
  • If you have an allergy to x-ray iodinated contrast (“x-ray dye”) please call the Vascular Institute at (877) 595-9512 to receive a prescription for a medication “prep” prior to the procedure.
  • If you are taking blood thinners (Coumadin, Lovenox, Plavix, Xarelto, etc.) please call the Vascular Institute at (609) 652-6094 to discuss temporary discontinuation of these agents. Failure to do so will cause your procedure to be delayed or postponed.
  • If you have had any blood work done within one month of your planned procedure, please make arrangements to have the results forwarded to the Vascular Institute at fax number (609) 652-1075.

If you have any questions about this or any procedure, we encourage you to reach out to our team at (877) 595-9512! We are eager to help our patients in any way we can.

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