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PREPARING FOR YOUR ANORECTAL SURGERY

The success of your surgery depends not only on what happens during your operation and

hospitalization but also on what happens between now and the operation. Here are a few

tips to help you prepare for your surgery:

  • If you smoke, try to stop before your surgery.
  • Make sure that your surgeon knows what medications you are taking.
  • If you take Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve or Plavix they should be stopped 7 days

          before the surgery and should not be taken for 14 days after surgery.

  • If you take blood thinners such as Coumadin, it should be stopped about two

          days prior to surgery. Ask your surgeon when you should stop this medicine.

  • Do not take Diabetic medicines on the morning of surgery.
  • Generally all other medicines (especially medicines for high blood pressure and heart conditions) should be taken up to the time of your surgery. This means that even when you are NPO (not allowed to take orally) you must still take these medicines with just a sip of water.
  • Do not drink or eat anything after midnight (of course with the above exception)
  • On the day of surgery you should arrive at the hospital 2 hours ahead of time.

There is much paperwork and preparation to be done before your procedure and a

delay in arrival may cause cancellation of the procedure.

After your procedure is completed you need a ride back home, you will not be

allowed to drive because of the anesthesia or sedation.

ON THE DAY OF YOUR SURGERY

  • Do not eat or drink anything.
  • However if you take blood pressure or heart medicines you must take them with

          just a sip of water.

  • Take a fleet enema 1 hour before coming to the hospital. If the return is not clear take a second enema and inform your nurse. (Occasionally you may be given full bowel prep for anorectal surgery).

Remember that pre operation preparation is vital for the successful outcome of your

surgery. Let us work together to achieve and outstanding outcome. If you have any

questions please call 281-583 1300 during office hours.

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FM 1960 & I-45 Office
1125 Cypress Station Dr.
Suite G3
Houston, Texas 77090
Phone: (281) 583-1300

Vintage & Tomball Office
20207 Chasewood Park Dr.
Suite 203
Houston, Texas 77070
Phone: (281) 583-1300

Kingwood & Humble Office
18955 N. Memorial Dr.
Suite 530
Humble, Texas 77338
Phone: (281) 583-1300

The Woodlands Office
17189 I-45 South
Medical Office Building 2
Suite 275
The Woodlands, Texas 77385
Phone: (281) 583-1300

CyFair Office
11302 Fallbrook Dr.
Suite 302
Houston, TX 77065
Phone: (281) 583-1300

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