No, once you have been given sedation you cannot drive yourself.
Our CRNA will make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure, in the safest manner possible. Some procedures do require you to be able to follow directions, such as holding your breath, so you will still have to be able to be aroused.
This all depends on what you are having done and how involved the procedure gets. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours.
Once again this all depends on your procedure and how involved it gets. Your post-op time can be anywhere from 15 minutes to 4 hours.
Blood pressure medications can be taken prior to your procedure, with a very small sip of water. All other medications should be brought with you to the procedure.
Yes, once your procedure has concluded you may go back to your normal diet.
Vascular Institute of Michigan is located at 1325 S. Linden Rd Flint, MI 48532
You need to bring your ID, someone to drive you or transportation arrangements and a list of your current medications.
Not unless you need a stent.
A stent is a small, flexible tube made of medical grade plastic or wire mesh. It is used to keep vessels open. The stent is inserted under an x-ray through a sheath (working tube) that is put into the vessel being worked on.
They shouldn’t, but you will be given a card that states you have a stent in your body to carry in your wallet.
Vascular Ultrasound, Permcath removals, inserts and exchanges. Fistulograms, declots, venograms, venoplasty, angiograms, angioplasty, stenting, venous ablations. Mediport insertions.
You will go home the same day, but we recommend that you are not left alone for the first 24 hours in case any complications arise once you are home.
It depends on your procedure, some you can go home and will be able to go back to normal routine the same day. Some you will need to take it easy or have restrictions for a few days.
You can always call our office, 810-535-5555. If you believe it is a life threatening emergency please call 911.
Every person and procedure is different. Our goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible through the entire procedure.
While all procedures carry different risks vs. benefits. Possible complications including and not limited to death, hemorrhage, thrombosis, embolization, vessel perforation, blood transfusions, risk of Anesthesia, and emergency operations, etc. Your doctor will give you a much more specific list during your consult.
Most procedures include some restrictions directly afterwards such as laying flat or not being able to drive after sedation. Your discharge instructions will have specific restrictions for your procedure. If you need to know before hand, or are worried you might not be able to do one of the restrictions, please feel free to call the office.
You will at least need the rest of the day of your procedure off, after that will depend on your procedure, any complications and doctor recommendations. You can ask your doctor during your consult.
At least one follow-up appointment is necessary after your procedure. It will be scheduled before you leave that day.

Some insurances, such as Medicaid, offer ride assistance. Most require a notification period of at least 3 business days. In cases of emergency, rides may be arranged sooner, sometimes within 24 hours. A complete list of local Medicaid transportation provider numbers are below.