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Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery

Leparoscopic Surgery Training

Pre and Post Surgery Instructions

Pre Surgery Instructions

Preparing for the surgery

  • Some pre operative investigations are required before the surgery to ensure fitness to undergo the surgical procedure
  • It is important to avoid certain medicines (aspirin and all aspirin containing medicines) for a minimum of 5 days prior to the surgery


On the day of the surgery
  • One day prior to surgery, the patient is usually kept NPO(nothing to be taken orally except medicines prescribed) after midnight


Post Surgery Instructions
  • After the surgery, the patient is shifted to the recovery room under the care and supervision of the Anaesthesia team. The patient is observed for 2-4 hours and then shifted to the room in the ward on consent by the anesthetist.
  • Oral liquids are started with sips of water with gradual progression to drinking all liquids on the same day of the surgery.
  • The patient is encouraged to sit up, move around and visit the toilet on his own on the same day of the surgery.
  • The patient is given a normal breakfast the next morning and generally discharged after the surgeon’s consent. (depending on the operative procedure)
  • The first follow up is usually scheduled after 1 week when the dressings are removed. Patient should avoid wetting the dressings unless they are waterproof. After the removal of dressing, patient can have normal bath with soap and water.
  • The patients are provided a 24*7 Doctor’s helpline number to enquire about any of their surgery related concerns.