Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • Please refrain from eating or drinking anything for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment. 
  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery.  Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home. 
  • You should not drive a vehicle or operate machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowl upset, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Hershman prior to your surgical date for instructions. 


Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgeon - Brooklyn
2469 65th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204