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How to prepare for the rectal resection surgery?

Our medical staff will provide you with all the necessary guidelines you have to follow before you check in for the intervention.

The preparation for rectal resection involves a clear liquid diet which is required one day prior to the surgery. A colon cleansing solution might also be necessary. If your doctor prescribes medication before the surgery, take it with small sips of water.

Food and liquid intake should stop at about maximum 10PM the night before the surgery. Your doctor will also tell you if you should have any dietary changes before the surgery and what type of medication is not recommended several days prior to the surgery.

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