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Pre-Procedure Instructions

Philadelphia Women’s Center Pre-Procedure Medical Instructions

  • If you are scheduled for IV sedation (often referred to as “asleep”) or are unsure about what type of anesthesia you may want, please do not eat, drink or chew anything starting at midnight the night before your procedure appointment with us.
  • If you take any medications on a regular basis or as prescribed by your doctor, please ask a Center staff member how to take them before your procedure. Avoid recreational drugs and alcohol prior to your appointments with us.
  • Please leave any valuables at home. If you are having IV sedation, you may be asked to remove your contact lenses or body piercings.