For Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia

The preparations for your surgery usually depends on your diagnosis, as your doctor will discuss on preparation before your surgery. However, if you have to undergo general anesthesia, you may be required to do the following:

  • Stop drinking and eating for a certain period of time before the time of surgery
  • Shower or clean, and possibly shave the area to be operated on
  • Undergo various blood tests, X-rays, electrocardiograms, or other procedures necessary for surgery
  • Sometimes a patient may be asked to take an enema the evening before surgery, to empty the bowels. Please check with your physician
  • Do not wear makeup on the day of surgery
  • Do not wear nail polish
  • Do not wear your contact lenses
  • Leave valuables and jewellery at home
  • Get advice from medical staff if you have dentures or other prosthetic accessories you may be wearing
What To Bring?

In order to experience a more comfortable and efficient process, patients are advised to bring the following:

  • Loose-fitting clothes to wear
  • Insurance and medical card information
After Surgery

The amount of discomfort following surgery depends on the type of surgery performed. Some typical discomforts include:

  • Nausea and vomiting from general anesthesia
  • Soreness in the throat if the patient needs artificial ventilation (the soreness is caused by the tube placed in the windpipe for breathing during surgery)
  • Soreness and swelling around the incision site
  • Restlessness and sleeplessness
  • Thirst
  • Constipation and flatulence

Be rest assured that we are committed to providing quality patient care whereby our professional staff will do their best in ensuring your optimal recovery after your surgery.


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