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Digestive Surgery Prep Instructions

Preparing for Gastrointestinal Surgery in Butler

Independence Health System’s hospital in Butler boasts comprehensive digestive surgery services. Our gastroenterologists are experienced in performing a variety of diagnostic and treatment-based procedures for managing digestive health. As you prepare for your surgery in Butler, it's essential to adhere to the following guidelines to ensure a smooth procedure and recovery.

Pre-Surgery Guidelines:

Your provider will discuss everything you need to know before undergoing your procedure. Be sure to discuss requirements for your specific surgery, and feel free to ask any and all questions you may have. We are always here to answer your questions and provide you with peace of mind. Steps to prepare for surgery include:

  • Medical Consultation: Communicate with your healthcare provider about any existing medical conditions or medications you are currently taking. This will help us customize your care plan effectively.
  • Fasting: Do not consume any food or drink after midnight on the day of your surgery unless instructed otherwise by your physician.
  • Avoiding Medications: Unless advised by your doctor, refrain from taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other blood-thinning medication for seven days before your surgery.

On the Day of Surgery:

Your provider will also provide instructions on what you should do the day of your procedure to allow for a smooth operation. We always recommend the following, but be sure to ask any questions you may have about other preparation requirements you might need:

  • Hygiene: Shower and cleanse your body thoroughly. Avoid applying lotions, perfumes, or deodorants.
  • Clothing: Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Leave jewelry and valuables at home.
  • Arrival: Arrive at our hospital in Butler at least two hours before your scheduled surgery time. This allows time for pre-operative preparation.

Post-Surgery Guidelines:

You will be sent home with detailed instructions on post-operative care. Your provider will let you know if any follow-up appointments are required. For all procedures, it is important to consider the following:

  • Transportation: Ensure you have arranged a ride home post-surgery, as you may be under the influence of anesthesia.
  • Recovery: Follow your physician's instructions carefully for a speedy recovery. This might include dietary restrictions and/or medication schedules.

Each patient's journey is unique, and these guidelines may vary based on the type of surgery you’re undergoing. Always consult with your healthcare provider for personalized instructions.

Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Surgery in Butler

At Independence Health System, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of care. That’s why we’ve also outlined preparation instructions into comprehensive guides below for a variety of different procedures:

Following these instructions ensures your surgery and recovery process is as smooth and comfortable as possible.
To schedule a consult with a gastroenterologist in the Butler area, call 833-391-0654.

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