If you received a text with a link to this page, your balloon prescriptions have been sent to your pharmacy. Please pick them up prior to surgery, and if you haven’t already looked over the gastric balloon pre-and-post procedure instructions, you can check them out here.
One of the medications prescribed for your procedure is a powerful anti-nausea medication called Emend (generic: aprepitant). Bring this with you to your procedure as you will take it on arrival to the center. You will also take it the following morning at home. If this is not covered by your insurance, this link explains how to reduce the cost of the medication using the GoodRx app.
You will get a call from the surgery center the day before your procedure with an arrival time. Please have nothing to eat or drink after midnight, and have a responsible adult drive (not a Lyft, Uber, or Taxi) available to drive you home from the procedure.
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