Q | what kind of pre-op preparation do i need?
A | You will be seen one week prior to your booked surgery date for pre-admission assessment. At this time you will be seen by a clinical nurse specialist who will go through your past medical history, medications etc. Routine blood tests, ECG (heart tracing) and a chest X-ray will be performed at this time. A urine test will also be taken to exclude urine infection. If you take aspirin or warfarin, these are usually stopped prior to surgery as excessive bleeding may sometimes occur. This will be discussed with you at the time of the pre-assessment clinic.