Division of Interventional Neuroradiology

Outpatient Instructions

Instructions Prior to Procedure:

NOTHING to eat or drink EIGHT HOURS prior to the scheduled procedure time (as indicated above), with the exception of REQUIRED medications which may be taken with a small sip of water only. However, if your medications require you to eat, please do not take those medications.
(NPO Times for Infants and Children)

Please bring all of your medications with you to the hospital on the day of your appointment.

If you take Coumadin or Glucophage, please notify our office immediately as there are special instructions in regard to these medications.

If you take medication(s) for Type II Diabetes, please click this link to see whether your medication contains Metformin. We may provide you with special instructions to follow depending upon your medication.

**If you have ever had an allergic reaction to iodine, contrast, or shellfish, please notify our office IMMEDIATELY as you will have to be pre-medicated the night before your procedure to prevent a reaction.**

Patients cannot drive themselves home after the procedure, and should be prepared to spend most of the day with us. Please be aware that if you fail to follow any of the above instructions, your procedure may be delayed or even cancelled.

Confirming Your Procedure Appointment:

Please call our office at (310) 267-8761 or (310)267-8762 the day before your procedure between the hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm to reconfirm your appointment.  (For Monday appointments please call us the Friday before).

Should you need to cancel or change your scheduled appointment, please call us as early as possible at the number above.

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