Preparation For Surgery

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Preparation For Surgery

Prior to robotic surgery some preparation is required.

  1. Understand why your surgeon has offered robotic surgery.
  2. Know all the relevant information on your surgery and get clarifications on any concerns you may have.
  3. Inform your doctor what medications you are currently taking and if you have any allergies.
  4. Instructions will be given by the consultant to:
    • Stop blood thinners 7-10 days prior to surgery
    • Stop all herbal and other supplements
    • Stop or continue regular medicines like anti-diabetics, anti-hypertensives etc. based on doctors’ advice
  5. Pre-assessment for the surgery will be done to assess fitness and suitability for surgery and anaesthesia. Following tests may be done as part of this evaluation:
    • General clinical and physical examination
    • Chest X-ray
    • ECG
    • Routine blood tests to assess functioning of all organs
    • An ultrasound of the abdomen and / or CT may be done
    • Clearances from other specialists as warranted, like cardiologist, pulmonologist etc
  6. An informed consent will be taken by your treating consultant.
  7. Fasting is advised for 6 hours before surgery.