SHUNT - ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
- If you require an MRI of your brain in the future, you must have your shunt reprogrammed after. An MRI may affect your shunt setting. Please contact us to reprogram your VP-Shunt.
- If you ever require dental work or any other type of procedure that involves making an opening in the skin (for example surgery), you will have to take antibiotics before your the procedure. This is done to prevent shunt infection. Make sure you relay this information to the person doing your dental work or surgery. They will give you a prescription for an antibiotic or, you may call Dr. Amini's office for a prescription.