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Team Gyn Onc 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

  • A nurse will talk to you about the ERAS program and provide you a handout for reference.
  • Expectations in regards to goals of care, discharge, and pain management will be discussed.

Pain Management

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

Bowel Prep

  • You may receive a bowel prep if you are undergoing planned or highly anticipated bowel surgery. Otherwise, you will not receive a bowel prep.

Management of Nausea

  • You 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

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

Postoperative Pain Management

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

Foley Catheter

  • The foley catheter should be removed on postoperative day 1. Patients must urinate a certain amount prior to discharge.

Patient Activity

  • You should get out of bed and into a chair on the same day as surgery. You should walk three times per day, and will be encouraged to do so by nursing staff.

General Diet

  • You will eat as tolerated on the same day as surgery unless otherwise specified.
  • You are encouraged to eat slowly and stop if you feel full or nauseated.
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