Below you will find important instructions for your surgery at TN Brain and Spine. You should have received a card at your appointment indicating which post-operative instructions to follow in addition to the pre-operative instructions. Please call us at (865) 331-2835 if you have any questions.
- You will be given an anesthesia appointment 1-2 weeks prior to surgery. You must keep this appointment or your surgery will be cancelled.
- You must be without food or water after midnight the night prior to surgery unless otherwise instructed.
- You must discontinue any Aspirin products, anti-inflammatories, or any blood thinners at least 7 days prior to surgery.
- If you are scheduled for a craniotomy, do not shave your head prior to surgery. You may have your hair cut to a shorter length if you so desire.