If you are a currently scheduled for a procedure that involves moderate sedation, please refer to the guidelines below.  These guidelines are designed for your safety.  Please note that failure to comply with the guidelines below could result in the cancellation of your procedure:

  1. Do not consume any solid foods within 8 hours of your procedure.
  2. Do not drink any clear liquids within 2 hours of your procedure.  Examples of this include water, tea, black coffee, pulp-free juice, etc.
  3. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled procedure time; failure to do this may result in the cancellation of your procedure.
  4. Please take your routine medications as prescribed, except for opioids, which should be discontinued at least 2 hours prior to your procedure.  If you are taking blood thinners, please make sure that this has been discussed with your provider team.  Please call 303-468-7246 with any questions.
  5. If you have any changes in your health leading up to the procedure (i.e., you are started on antibiotics), please call 303-468-7246.
  6. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult, over the age of 18, who will immediately assume your care upon discharge.  While professional medical transport companies are acceptable, rideshare apps or other forms of public transportation are not permitted (unless you have a responsible adult present to accompany you). Driving under the influence of sedative medications is extremely dangerous and against the law.