This is a very exciting time for you and we look forward to creating a memorable and comfortable experience for you and your partner or spouse. In preparing for this journey with us ,there are some things that you will need to prepare for in advance. We go over all of the information in greater detail again when we meet with you in person, but it helps for you to know what things we will cover for you to be prepared.
Your pre-op appointment will be scheduled in our office on 610 Broadway Blvd NE, Albuquerque NM 87112 with Dr. Wayne Kuang. When you come in for this appointment you will meet with the fertility guide to go over all the paperwork that was sent to you in advance. The doctor will then exam you, go over any questions you have at this time and give you a number of different prescriptions to have filled before your procedure. Your wellness and safety are of the utmost importance to all of us here and we are confident that the care we give you will be equivalent to any hospital.
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You will want to make sure you have the following items for the day of your procedure:
Ice bag – Although you will leave with a small ice pack, you will want to consider having a reusable ice like a frozen bag of veggies bag for comfort and ease. It will be nice having a designated ice bag while you are in the comfort of your home, hotel or for traveling purposes.
- Medications – There are some patients that require daily medications. If you are taking medications on a regular basis, Dr. Kuang will need to know what medications you are taking in advance so he can determine if you will need to stop any or tell you when you can safely take them before your procedure.
- Eye-wear – There are some patients that wear contact lenses, but for the procedure you will not be allowed to wear them. Please wear a pair of eyeglasses the day of your procedure. You may bring your contacts to put on for your departure if you would like.
- Shaving – Please shave the scrotal and pubic area. You will do a better job of this than we will.
What to Wear
- Underwear Briefs – You will want to be as comfortable as possible after surgery. Postoperative there will be dressings, ice pack, and possibly an On-Q Pain pump if that is part of your package. You will need to have underwear briefs “tighty-whiteys” (not boxers or boxer-briefs) or an athletic jock-strap is also acceptable.This is recommended for the first two weeks to promote quick healing and provide support.
Athletic pants – While you will change into a patient gown for your procedure, you should come to your appointment in loose fitting pants of some kind. Some people like to wear sweatpants, loose workout clothing or pajama bottoms for ease and comfort. Albuquerque is sunny year round and in our warmer summer months, shorts and flip flops are a the preferred choice.
- Hydration – As beautiful and clear as the Albuquerque skies are it is easy to forget that we are at a high altitude and that hydration is very important. Be sure to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated at all times. It is most important to drink plenty of water the night before your procedure to help insure ease when getting your IV put in the next morning. It is recommended to continue hydrating after surgery to help with the healing and to process any medication that might be administered during surgery or given to you as a prescription.