Varicose Vein Solutions
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  • Pre-Procedure Information
    • If you become ill prior to your surgery please contact us at 818-345-6126
    • You will be asked not to eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. Undigested food in the stomach can cause complications and your surgery is likely to be postponed/canceled.
    • Do not smoke, chew gum or tobacco, eat mints or candy the morning of your procedure.
  • Morning of Surgery
    • If your doctor told you to take any medicine on the day of surgery, take it with a SMALL SIP of water. If you are using an inhaler please bring it with you.
    • Take a bath or shower, refrain from using powders, lotions, deodorant, perfumes or cologne.
    • Please leave all jewelry, piercings and valuables at home. Bring cases for your glasses, contact lenses and hearing aids, if applicable.
    • Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes.
    • You will be required to have a responsible adult accompany you to the center, receive discharge instructions and drive you home. It is recommended that someone stay with you for the first 24 hours following surgery.
  • What to Bring on the Day of Surgery
    • Bring any special medical equipment that you use (wheelchair, walker, or a cane).
    • Bring a list of current medications and pills you take including name, dosage and how often each is taken. Do not bring the bottles.
    • Bring your completed insurance forms, insurance or Medicare card, a photo I.D. and any applicable co­ pays.


    • Although we do not honor any advanced directive, if you have one bring a copy with you so we may have it for our records.

  • What to Expect When You Arrive
    • At the time of arrival, please check in at the front desk. After your registration is completed, you will be escorted to the preoperative area, where you will change into a surgical gown. A nurse will review your health history and obtain vital signs.
    • You will be asked to confirm your name and birth date. The surgical consent will be reviewed and you will be asked to sign the consent.
    • The RN will start and IV and check your blood sugar if you are diabetic. The anesthesiologist will consult with you prior to your surgery, and answer all of your questions.
  • What to Expect After Surgery
    • After surgery, you will be transferred to the recovery room, where our nursing staff will monitor you until you are awake, alert and ready to go home.
    • For procedures through the groin, (abdominal angiogram, arch/ carotid or leg cases) you will be flat for approximately one hour and asked not to lift your head or move your legs.
    • Most other cases require you to be in the recovery room for 30 minutes or until fully awake.
    • Your doctor will want to talk with a family member/friend after your surgery, so it is important that they are available.
    • Your surgeon will providepost-operativeinstructions about diet, rest, exercise, and medications. The Center will provide you with a written summary of these instructions before you are discharged. All prescriptions and follow up appointments will be made prior to discharge.
    • If you are diabetic and taking certain medications you will need to do lab work in 2 days and contact us before resuming medications, this will be discussed at discharge.
    • A nurse will go over all of your discharge instructions and answer all of your questions.
    • There is always a doctor on call. If for any reason you need anything after 5pm, call 818-345-6126.

Varicose Vein Solutions