Special considerations for day surgery
If your child is taking (or may have recently taken) any herbal therapy or natural remedy (such as St. John's Wort) or any weight-reduction medications, please notify the nurse practitioner or physician during your preoperative appointment. Some of these herbs and medications can interact with drugs used during anesthesia.
Also, if your child has any body piercing that cannot be seen, please let the nurse practitioners and physicians know. All metallic objects must be removed prior to surgery and anesthesia.