INCISION & DRAINAGE

PREPARING FOR INCISION & DRAINAGE (I&D) 

 

Incision and drainage is a minor surgical procedure to release pus or pressure built up under the skin, such as from an abscess, boil,or infected para-nasal sinus. I&D is preformed under general (depending on deep and location of site) and or local anesthetic.

STEPS TO BOOKING:

  1. Obtain a referral form from your physician

  2. Book an appointment with our office

  3. If you are using insurance (Present insurance Card)

MEET THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

  • Consultation booking

  • Laboratory and Imaging test completed

  • Preoperative questionnaire

   

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Fast 12 hours prior to surgery

  • No fasting required for local anesthetic procedures

  • Remember to leave all valuables at home (jewelry, money etc.)

  • Refrain from smoking and use of alcoholic beverages

  • Shower the morning of the procedure 

SURGERY TIMELINE:

  • Patient assessment about 45 minutes after check in

  • Anesthesia takes about 15 minutes

  • Surgery takes about 20 minutes/Local Anesthetic takes about 30 minutes

  • Recovery requires 45 minutes to 1 hour

  • Upon clearance by the doctor the patient is released.

RESULTS TIMELINE:

  • Post operative guidelines given

  • Follow-up care

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BENEFITS: 

  • It is he fastest way of decreasing the bacterial load. 

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK:

  • Injury to blood vessel 

  • Excessive Bleeding 

  • Infection 

  • Complications with Anesthesia

  • Increase Risk for alcohol use and persons who are obese

  • Although the risks and complications may occur only very rarely they do sometimes occur and cannot be predicted or prevented by the physician 

 

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