Before the Procedure

  • Your Surgeon will explain the procedure to you and offer you the opportunity to ask any questions that you might have about the procedure.

  • You will be asked to sign a consent form that gives your permission to do the procedure. Read the form carefully and ask questions if something is not clear.

  • In addition to a complete medical history, your physician may perform a complete physical examination to ensure you are in good health before undergoing the procedure. You may undergo blood tests or other diagnostic tests.

  • You will be asked to fast for few hours before the procedure, generally after midnight.

  • If you are pregnant or suspect that you are pregnant, you should notify your surgeon.

  • Notify your surgeon/anaesthetist if you are sensitive to or are allergic to any medications, iodine, latex, tape, or anesthetic agents (local and general).

  • Notify your surgeon of all medications and herbal supplements that you are taking.

  • Notify your surgeon if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin, or other medications that affect blood clotting. It may be necessary for you to stop some of these medications prior to the procedure.

  • Your surgeon may request a blood test prior to the procedure to determine how long it takes your blood to clot.

  • Notify your surgeon if you have a pacemaker.

  • If you smoke, you should stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the procedure. This may improve your chances for a successful recovery from surgery and benefit your overall health status.

  • Based upon your medical condition, your surgeon may request other specific preparation.

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Ross Hall Hospital

0141 810 3151