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Preoperative Instructions

Preoperative testing (blood work, EKG, radiology studies) may be required for medical procedures at the hospital.  Please register on the websites as listed below.  The preoperative department will contact you if you need preoperative testing.

Let us know if you have heart problems, lung disease, or have had any cardiac procedures in the last year.  You may require a Medical Clearance with your primary care provider or a Cardiac Clearance with a cardiologist.

You may require an Electrocardiogram (EKG) prior to your procedure.  The EKG can be done with your primary care provider, cardiologist or at the hospital.  You are responsible for getting the EKG done prior to your procedure or your procedure may be cancelledThe EKG is valid for 6 months.


Stop blood thinners such as Plavix, Xarelto and Coumadin 10 days prior to your procedurePlease consult the physician who prescribed the medication to make them aware and ask if any additional instructions.

Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen (Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, Nuprin, Motrin, Naprosyn, etc.) for at least one week prior to procedure.  You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen).

Stop Vitamin E, supplements and herbal medications one week prior to surgery.

Prescribed medications for heart disease, high blood pressure and asthma should be taken prior to your procedure.  All other medications, including diabetic medications, should be brought with you the day of surgery to be taken after your procedure.


Do not eat or drink anything (including water) after 12:00 midnight prior to surgery.  This includes water, coffee, gum and candy.  Medications for heart disease, high blood pressure and asthma should be taken with a tiny sip of water.


Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing the day of surgery.  Leave jewelry and valuables at home.


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.   


Please contact your insurance company directly for any questions regarding coverage or payment.  Our office will obtain preauthorization from your insurance company; however, preauthorization is not a guarantee of coverage or payment.  It is your responsibility to determine if you have coverage.




Inova Loudoun Hospital Center                               Reston Hospital Center

44055 Riverside Parkway                                            1850 Town Center Parkway

Leesburg, VA 20176                                                    Reston, VA 20190                                

Preoperative Department                                             Preoperative Department

Phone:  (703) 858-6768                                               Phone:  (703) 689-9005                                                                  


Inova Loudoun Ambulatory Surgery Center        Reston Surgical Center

44035 Riverside Parkway, Suite 200                         1860 Town Center Drive, Suite G 100  

Leesburg, VA 20176                                                 Reston, VA 20190                                

Phone:  (571) 209-6465                                           Phone:  (703) 639-3100                                                       

Please register on the website                                 Please register on the website


StoneSprings Hospital Center

24440 Stone Springs Blvd

Dulles, VA 20166                              

Preoperative Department

Phone:  (571) 349-4600