A Typical Day
Before Your Arrival
Your doctor will probably order tests to be done before your procedure.
Most people have these tests done two to seven days before their procedure.
The day before your procedure, you will be contacted by a registered nurse who will tell you the time you should arrive to the Center. You will also have a pre-procedural interview. This interview consists of many questions to best prepare you and the medical team for your visit.
Some of the questions are related to:
- Medical History
- Medications and their use
Feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you have at this time.
The Day of Your Procedure
Be sure to have a responsible adult to drive you to and from your appointment.
Wear loose comfortable clothing.
Do not eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to your procedure.
After you have signed your admission documents, giving us permission to treat you, you will receive an armband with your name and birth date.
You will be asked to verify several pieces of information. Such as the spelling of your name, address, and date of birth.
After check-in, you will be escorted to the clinical area, where you will change into a gown, have your blood pressure, temperature, and additional medical information taken. Family and friends are asked to remain in the lobby during this preparation time.
In most instances, those accompanying you will be able to rejoin you prior to going into the procedure room.
You will have an opportunity to speak with your urologist and the anesthesiologist prior to the procedure.
This does not apply to all procedures and is only intended to give you more information to consider after the procedure. Your Doctor will go over your specific needs in detail.
First 24 hours: Rest
After 48 hours: walking as tolerated
After 72 hours: regular activities as tolerated
- Do not drive a car for at least 24 hours following anestesia.
- Do not make important personal or legal decisions for 24 hours.
- Do not operate hazardous machinery for 24 hours.
- You should not be left alone without assistance for at least 24 hours.
Begin with clear liquids. Progress to normal diet as tolerated. No alcoholic beverages for 24 hours.