Pre-op Instructions

With every surgery performed, we have made a commitment to ready our patients to the best of our ability. Specifically, this involves providing instructions on how to properly prepare for surgery.

If you have NOT received your preparation for your upcoming surgical procedure, or you need further explanation, please call our practice immediately, and ask for the Surgery Scheduling Department, 847-255-9697, x2670. Pre-surgical preparations are specific per surgical procedure and surgeon.

TO ALL PATIENTS UNDERGOING ANY SURGICAL PROCEDURE, OUTPATIENT PROCEDURE OR BIOPSY:

Listed below are the medications that may cause bleeding, as they contain aspirin or a similar compound, which affects the ability to form clots. These medications MUST be stopped at least ONE WEEK prior to your procedure OR AS DIRECTED BY THE PERSCRIBING PHYSICIAN.

In addition to the medications on this list, PLEASE STOP TAKING ALL SUPPLEMENTS.

If you have any questions about your medications, please call of our office.

  • Aches n Pain
  • Advil
  • Aggronex
  • Aleve
  • Alka Seltzer
  • Anacin
  • Anaprox & Anaprox DS
  • Ancid
  • Angionax, Angiox
  • *Arixtra
  • Argatroban
  • Arthritis Pain Formula
  • (Bufferin)
  • ASA Enseals
  • Ascriptin
  • Asperbuf
  • Aspergum
  • *Aspirin – ALL brands
  • BC Powder/Cold Powder
  • Bextra
  • Bufferin
  • Buffe
  • Cama Arthritis Strength
  • Cataflam
  • Celebrex
  • Clexane
  • *Coumadin
  • Daypro
  • Dicumarol
  • Discalcid
  • Dipyridamole
  • Doan’s Pills
  • Easprin
  • *Ecotrin – ALL Types
  • Excedrin – ALL Types
  • Feldene
  • Halfrin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ifen
  • Indocin
  • Lodine
  • Magnaprin
  • Maprin
  • Measurin
  • Midol
  • Miradon
  • Mobigesic
  • Motrin
  • Nalfon
  • Naprosyn
  • Norwhich tablets
  • Nuprin
  • Orudis
  • P-A-C Analgesic
  • Pamprin
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Persantine
  • *Plavix
  • Ponstel
  • Pradaxa
  • Relafin
  • Rimadyl
  • Sal Flex
  • *Ticlid
  • Tolectin
  • Tolmetin
  • Toradol
  • Trendar
  • Trigesic
  • Ursinus
  • Vanquish
  • Voltaren
  • *Warfarin
  • Wesprin
  • *Xarelto
  • Zorpin

*CHECK WITH THE PRESCRIBING PHYSICIAN BEFORE STOPPING THESE MEDICATIONS. (This list may not be ALL inclusive. Please check with your prescribing physician or pharmacist with any questions regarding your medications).
-Tylenol is appropriate for pain management