Different surgical treatments can be performed at Dr. Birriel clinic requiring different levels of sedation. While some can be performed with little more than an injection of local anesthetic, other treatments might require full sedation.
This will help to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery while reducing your chances of suffering certain complications.
In a case such as this, there are some simple things you might be required to do to help ease the process.
After the surgery, you will still feel some sedative effect. It’s best to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home.
In some cases recovering from an invasive surgery might require extensive rest. So, it might also be a good idea to also arrange for a few days off from work. It might also be helpful to have someone at hand to help you around the house.
The night before the surgery you will also need to abstain from eating or drinking anything after midnight.
Dr. Birriel will provide you with any other aftercare instructions. This might also include taking prescription anti-inflammatory, antibiotic or pain medications. Taking them at the appropriate times and dosages will help ensure a comfortable recovery with minimal risk of post-operative infection.
If you are scheduled for an upcoming surgical treatment at Dr. Birriel’s clinic in Morgan City, Louisiana, and you have a preparation or post-operative recovery question, you can always call 985-384-7173 for further insights.