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and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program in the nation!

Urogynecology Associates, PC

 

Douglass S. Hale, MD, F.A.C.O.G, FACS     |     Michael H. Heit, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS

Preoperative Care

GETTING READY FOR YOUR SURGERY

 

You have now been given a date, time and place for your surgery. We need you to follow the following instructions very closely. If you have questions at any time call our surgery coordinator at 317-962-1892 and she will be happy to assist you.

 

You will be given an order sheet with certain tests that will need to be completed prior to your surgery (For example if you have asthma you will be asked to get a chest x-ray.)

 

You may also be told that you need “Medical Clearance” from your primary care doctor or a specialist that has been treating a certain condition. This clearance will need to be done well in advance of your surgery date to assure that you are in good health to undergo the operation.

 

All test results and our office must receive medical clearances 2 weeks prior to your operation. This allows adequate time to review all your records and for any follow –up on any tests that may be abnormal. (I.e. an abnormal ekg may require a stress test from a cardiologist) If you do not have a primary care doctor , please notify us immediately. There are a group of physicians at Methodist and Clarian North that will assist us in getting your medical clearance. Call the surgery coordinator to get this appointment scheduled.

 

Do not eat or drink anything after midnight, the night before your surgery. EXCEPTIONS --if you take blood pressure or heart medications, we do want you to take that medication the morning of surgery with a sip of water. If you are a diabetic or if you are taking steroids you will be given special instructions.

 

Bowel preps are specific to certain surgical procedures. Please read your packet carefully and it will instruct you on which bowel prep you will use.

 

You must stop taking any anti-inflammatory medications 2 weeks prior to your operation (i.e. aspirin, ibuprophen) you must also stop any herbal medications you may take Tylenol or Tylenol X-Strength.

 

 On the day of your surgery, you will need to arrive at Methodist Hospital 2 hours prior of your scheduled surgery time. Report to the information desk in the main lobby.

 

If your surgery is at Clarian north report to the hospital 1.5 hours prior to your scheduled surgery time. Go to the registration desk in the main lobby.

 

Admitting will then escort you and your family to the surgery area where you will be prepped for surgery. You will be seen by your anesthesiologist in the holding area to address any questions, including postoperative pain medication.

 

After surgery you will be taken to the recovery room for a minimum of 2 hours before being transported to your room. The physician will speak to your family following surgery.

 

Your hospital stay will vary depending on the procedure that you had performed.

 

Please call our office when you get home to make your 2 and 6-week appointment.

 

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 Urogynecology Associates, PC

1633 North Capitol Avenue. | Indianapolis, IN  46202 | Phone: 317.962.6600 | Fax: 317.962.2049