How should I prepare for the head and neck surgery?
Maintaining a healthy diet and avoiding gaining or losing weight is the most important thing that you can do before this surgery.
There are some instructions, patients should respect carefully for the better outcome of the procedure and for fast recovery. There are several instructions for the few days before the head and neck surgery and others for the day and the night before the procedure.
Instructions for the days before surgery
The instructions for the night before surgery
It is essential to respect these instructions to prevent vomiting and breathing of the vomitus into the lung during surgery, that can be dangerous or even fatal.
The instructions for the day of surgery
If you have prescribed maintenance medications for heart, blood pressure, asthma, diabetes or for other serious problems, ask the pre-operative nurses when to take them.