Medications

 

  • STOP the following medications three (3) days prior to surgery:
    • Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)
    • NSAIDS (Aleve, Relafen)
    • Gout medication (indomethacin, colchicine)
  • Consult your medical doctor or cardiologist if you are taking Aspirin, Plavix, or other anticoagulant drugs. Ask if it is safe to stop taking these medications seven (7) days prior to surgery. If it is not appropriate for you to stop taking them, continue to take them, but call and let the nurse at the surgery center know.
  • Please include any supplements you are taking when giving information on medications you are taking.
  • ALERT the surgery center’s anesthesia department if you are taking MAO inhibitors (Nardil, Parnate). These must be held for fourteen (14) days before surgery.
  • Heart, blood pressure, asthma, reflux, and anti-seizure medication should be taken the day of surgery with a sip of water.
  • Glucophage/Metformin should be taken no later than 5:00 PM the day before surgery. DO NOT TAKE on the day of surgery.
  • If using an inhaler for asthma or medication for migraines, bring them with you to the center.
  • Allergy medication may be taken, if needed, on the morning of surgery with a sip of water.
  • If taking anti-anxiety medication, they should be taken on the morning of surgery with a sip of water and may also be taken the night before surgery.
  • INSULIN: Contact your primary care physician or endocrinologist for dosing instructions.

If you have questions regarding the information in this packet or your medications, please call 860.378.8228, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and ask to speak to a nurse.

Southington Surgery Center

Southington Surgery Center thanks you for doing your part to keep everyone safe

COVID-19 testing is required prior to all procedures at Southington Surgery Center.  It is important to self-quarantine (go straight home after the test, do not go the store, gas station, or any public places) from the time of your test until the day of your procedure.

 

For patients with surgery scheduled within the next two weeks please call your surgeon and reschedule your procedure if you have:

  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Have, or have had over the last 48 hours fever, chills or muscle pain
  • Sore throat or new loss of taste or smell
  • Had exposure in the last 14 days to anyone with flu-like symptoms, fever, shortness of breath, or cough or had exposure in the last 14 days to anyone who has recently been quarantined

 

To protect our patients, guests, and staff from illness, all incoming patients and visitors coming to the surgery center will be subject to a screening protocol. You and your visitor will be asked the above questions and have your temperature taken*.

*If screeners determine that a visitor is a potential health risk, that person will not be allowed to enter the building and will be asked to consult their personal health provider for further guidance.