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Bowel Pre-operative Preparation

Dr Renaut will arrange any necessary blood tests, xrays, scans and consultations with other specialists (such as cardiologists) as appropriate.

You will be restricted to fluids only for the whole day prior to your procedure up to midnight. From midnight through to 2 hours prior to the procedure you can drink water only and from then on, until after the procedure you must be nil by mouth. You will receive specific instructions about this well in advance of the procedure, including an admission time and an approximate time for the procedure itself.

You should take your normal medications as usual with a sip of water unless specifically directed otherwise. All anti-coagulant therapy should have been ceased in accordance with instructions issued by Dr Renaut’s office.

You may be admitted to hospital the day before or on the day of surgery according to your wishes or on the advice of Dr Renaut. Most patients elect to be admitted on the morning of the operation.