before the operation
The CT findings will be explained to you in the outpatient clinic and if suitable, you will be booked to come in for the robotic partial nephrectomy procedure. You will be asked to attend for a pre-assessment appointment where you will have blood tests, chest X-ray and ECG depending on your general health and any pre-existing medical conditions. Please bring any medications with you to this appointment and you will be told if any of them need to be stopped prior to surgery. Make sure you alert the staff if you take warfarin, aspirin, clopidogrel or any other blood-thinning medications.
You should be "Nil By Mouth" for a certain time period prior to admission to ensure a safe general anaesthetic.