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Your Guide to Understanding Sports Hernias and the
 Medical Treatment of
 Sports Hernias
by William Brown, MD
Advanced Medical Treatment for Sports Related Hernias

Preoperative Sports Hernia Instructions

Seven Days Before Surgery

  • Medications that thin the blood should be stopped.
  • Call Dr Brown to discuss how to best stop blood thinners.

The Day Before Surgery

  • Do not eat or drink anything after 10 PM.
  • The anesthesiologist may call.
  • Shave the hair from around the operative site.
  • Fill your pain medication prescription.
  • Buy some Milk of Magnesia (for constipation).
  • Buy some Hibiclens (an over the counter antiseptic soap).

The Morning of Surgery

  • Do not eat or drink anything.
  • You may take your usual medications with a sip of water.
  • Shower and wash the skin with Hibiclens (an over the counter antiseptic soap).
  • Brush your teeth (this will decrease the bacterial count in your mouth).
  • Bring a list of your medications and allergies.
  • Wear loose clothes.
  • You will need a responsible adult to drive you home (not a taxi).

Download a printable version of the pre and post-operative sports hernia instructions here.

email or call (650) 703-9694.

William Brown, MD
Sports Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been performing sports hernia surgeries and providing specialized rehabilitation programs since 1999.

His clients include the San Jose Sharks, San Jose Sabercats and the San Jose Earthquakes sports teams as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, NBL and the United States Soccer League. Athletes from all over the United States as well as from 15 foreign countries have sought out Dr. Brown's expertise.

Locations: (Fremont is the Main Office)

Fremont Office:
39470 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite 2
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

Monterey Office:
1011 Cass Street, Suite 115
Monterey, CA 93940

Palo Alto Office:
151 Forest Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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