Oncology Services Available
Sentinel node biopsy
Colon and Rectal Disorders/Cancer
Endocrine Thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland
Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas Disor/Proc
Bile duct malignancies
Bile duct surgery
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Surgical Oncology (Cancer/Tumors)
Basal cell cancer
Breast cancer Colon/rectal cancer
- Please shower at home the evening before surgery or in the morning.
- Please do not shave the surgical site! It will be done for you if necessary. Shaving yourself increases the risk of infection.
- For morning surgery, Do Not Eat or Drink anything after midnight the night before surgery unless otherwise instructed. This includes coffee, tea, water, and juice! Medication with a small sip of water is OK. For afternoon surgery, a small breakfast BEFORE 7AM is OK, and nothing after that. Your surgery may be cancelled if you do not follow these instructions.
- Do Not Drink Alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior to your surgery.
- Do Not Smoke for 4 weeks before surgery or your risk of serious complications increases.
- Ask us if you are permitted to take your routine medications (such as those for heart, blood pressure, or insulin etc.) before arriving for surgery.
- Stop aspirin, warfarin, or any other blood thinner 5-7 days prior to surgery.
- Do Not bring valuables such as money, jewelry etc. Do not wear make-up.
- Bring toiletries and loose fitting, comfortable clothing to wear upon discharge.
- You will be required to remove contact lenses, jewelry, dentures, and wigs.
- Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home after discharge.
- Notify us if there is a change in your condition prior to surgery (such as a cold, cough, fever or infection). If severe, your surgery may need to be postponed for your safety.
- Stop all herbal medications 4 weeks before surgery unless discussed beforehand. Especially Ginseng, Garlic, and Gingko, or St. John’s Wort, which increase the risk of bleeding.
THE DAY OF YOUR SURGERY
- On the day of your surgery, report to hospital reception.
- If you have not already done so, you will meet your anesthetist.
- After the operation, you will spend some time in the recovery room before going to the ward.
- After discharge, and as long as you are taking prescription pain medicine, you are not permitted to:
- Drive a Car nor operate power equipment
- Drink Alcoholic Beverages
- Sign important papers
- Instructions regarding safe resumption of the above activities will be provided by your surgeon.