General Anesthesia, Local + Sedation Or Local With No Sedation

  • Do not drive or operate machinery for 24 hours.
  • Do not consume alcohol, tranquilizers, sleeping medications, or a nonprescription medication for 24 hours.
  • Do not make important decisions or sign any important papers in the next 24 hours. Have someone with you at home for 24 hours.


  • Go directly home. Restrict your activities and rest for today.
  • No strenuous activity or heavy lifting for ________________________
  • You may return to normal activity as tolerated after 2-3 days.
  • Specific activity instructions:____________________________

Fluids And Diet

  • Begin with clear liquids and light foods; then, progress diet as tolerated.
  • Special diet instructions:_________________


  • Use as directed:___________________________
  • You may resume your daily prescription medication schedule.
  • Do not resume COUMADIN until specifically instructed. You may resume in ______ days.
  • Do not resume Ticlid/ticlodipine until specifically instructed. . You may resume in ______ days.
  • Do not take or resume ASPIRIN until specifically instructed. . You may resume in ______ days.

Operative Site

  • Use ice for the first 24 hours.
  • You may notice bruising both in the front and back from the lithotripsy. This is normal and will usually resolve on its own.
  • You may notice some bleeding from the lithotripsy site. Just apply a bandage/band-aid until it stops.

Follow-Up Care:

  • Schedule an appointment with Dr. ______________ in ______ weeks. Come early to get an X-ray.

Complications To Watch For:

  • Fever over 101.3 degrees Fahrenheit by mouth
  • Rash, itching after taking pain medication.
  • Pain not relieved by medication
  • Continued nausea and vomiting
  • Increased redness, warmth, hardness around the operative area.
  • Inability to urinate
  • Please call your doctor if you have any problems or questions.


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