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Team MIGS Website Before Surgery

Carbohydrate drink

  • You will consume clear liquids, then Ensure 1 hour before arrival time.

Health Assessment

  • Includes baseline blood pressure and ideal body weight assessments.

Pre-Procedural Counseling

  • Please complete this pre-operative questionnaire if you haven’t already.
  • A nurse will talk to you about the ERAS program and provide you a handout for reference.
  • Expectations in regards to goals of care, same day discharge and pain management will be discussed.
  • Pain psychology video intervention, to educate on practical pain coping skills.
  • Discussion will include basic exercise and nutrition information.

Pain Management

  • Pain will be addressed using oral medications that target several different pain receptors.

Management of Nausea

  • Patients will be assessed for nausea risk factors and treated appropriately.
During Surgery

Antibiotic Prophylaxis

  • Will be given within 1 hour of incision.

Tailored Anesthesia Care

  • Evidence-based, best practice recommendations will be used throughout the surgery to ensure individualized blood pressure management, prevention of blood clots, careful IV fluid administration, and medication administration.

Warming Device

  • Patients will have an air warming device applied to the upper body to keep them warm during surgery.
After Surgery

Postoperative Pain Management

  • Pain will be addressed using oral medications that target several different pain receptors. The patient will also be discharged with an appropriate pain management regimen.

Foley Catheter

  • The foley catheter should be removed on the same day as surgery. Patients must urinate a certain amount prior to discharge.

Post Discharge Follow up

  • The patient will receive a phone call from a nurse on post operative day 1 or 2.
  • The patient will be scheduled for a clinic visit 4 weeks after their procedure.
  • A pain psychologist referral is available to those who are interested.
  • Please complete this post-operative questionnaire if you haven’t already.
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