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Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Preoperative Instructions

The time of your procedure may be subject to change depending on the facility. If your scheduled time changes, the facility will contact you and let you know what your new time is and when to arrive. PLEASE PLAN TO BE AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME THAT DAY

  1. If you were instructed to obtain blood work, EKG, chest x-ray or medical or cardiac clearance, please contact your primary care provider to make arrangements.
  2. DO NOT TAKE aspirin or aspirin-like compounds for 7 days prior to the procedure. This includes Advil, Nuprin, Motrin, ibuprofen, Bufferin, or Anacin. DO NOT TAKE Vitamin E, multivitamin or fish oil 7 days prior to surgery. These are all blood thinners. YOU MAY TAKE TYLENOL.
  3. If you are on any blood thinners such as Coumadin/warfarin or if you are diabetic, please notify the
    surgery scheduler.
  4. Follow a clear liquid diet the day before the procedure.
  5. DO NOT eat or drink anything after 12:00 midnight the night before the surgery (see next page).
  6. A responsible adult (18 years of age and older) will need to provide transportation after your procedure. Surgical facilities do not permit patients to take taxis or any other public transportation after procedures. It is highly recommended that they stay with you after discharge for the rest of the day.
  7. Our office will obtain any necessary preauthorization from your insurance company. If you have questions regarding coverage/payment, please request the CPT procedure code from our office and call your insurance company.

Clear Liquid Diet

This diet provides fluids that leave little residue and are easily absorbed with minimal digestive activity. This diet is inadequate in all essential nutrients and is recommended only if clear liquids are temporarily needed.

Clear Liquid Diet

Surgery Locations

Reston Hospital Center
1850 Town Center Parkway
Reston, VA 20190
Preoperative Department
Phone: (703) 689-9005

Reston Surgical Center
1860 Town Center Drive, Suite G 100
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: (703) 639-3100

StoneSprings Hospital Center
24430 Stone Springs Blvd
Dulles, VA 20166
Preoperative Department
Phone: (571) 349-4640

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