FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes. Fluoroscopy allows the physician to provide safer and more efficacious procedures. Our physicians have had extensive training in fluoroscopy and perform all procedures under fluoroscopy.

Yes. We offer conscious IV sedation that minimizes pain and discomfort through the use of propofol and sedatives. The patient should not eat or drink for 10 hours prior to the procedure.

Yes. This is required in order to decrease your chance of bleeding complications. You need to obtain permission to stop this medication from the prescribing physician.

Stopped 7 Days Prior to Procedure
  • Haparin
  • Lovenox
  • Aspirin 81mg
  • Coumadin (warfarin)
  • Dicumerol/dicumarol
  • Elmiron
  • Plavix (clopidogrel)
  • Pletal (cilostazol)
  • Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate)
Stopped 10 Days Prior to Procedure
  • Effient (prasugrel)
Stopped 14 Days Prior to Procedure
  • Aggrenox
  • Persantine (dpiyridamole)
  • Ticlid (ticlopidine)

When you come for your appointment, please remember to obtain and bring the following to both the office and the surgical center:

Insurance Card and a photo ID.