Please read all instructions at least 7 days before your procedure.

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CHECK WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY, to ensure we are a participating provider, that your procedure is covered, and what your out of pocket cost will be. You may be required to get pre-certification and/or pre-authorization. Be sure to ask about any fees charged by the facility and anesthesiologist. Procedure code range is CPT 453260 through 43271.

NO DRIVING: You cannot drive, use a taxi, or a bus after the procedure. You must be accompanied by an adult during your entire stay. If you fail to do so, the hospital may cancel your appointment. If unable to care for yourself, you may need someone to assist you for 24 hours after the procedure.


  1. You must stop taking all aspirin-like products, NSAID products and iron at least one week prior to test. You make take Tylenol if necessary.
  2. Stop taking blood thinners (Coumadin, Plavix, etc.), aspirin and arthritis products. You make take Tylenol only. If you have questions regarding your medications, please call your pharmacist.


  1. Do not eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to your procedure.
  2. You may take your routine medications with a small amount of water three hours prior to test.
  3. Report to the Outpatient Registry for admission to the Short Stay Unit, two hours before the test time.
  4. Please bring a list of your medications and allergies with you when you come for your procedure.

Please provide 72 business hours notice to avoid a late cancellation fee of $75.