What happens on the day of the robotic surgery?
Before surgery we usually check your general condition by doing physical exams and different tests such as blood tests, X-rays, electrocardiogram (ECG), etc. and you will undergo a few preparatory steps. You will wear the hospital gown and you will have an intravenous (IV) line started to keep you hydrated and that’s the way you get the special medication to put you to sleep and other medication as well used during surgery such as antibiotics.
Preparing for surgery
If you are using a CPAP breathing machine, please bring it with you to use it in the hospital.
Instructions for the day of the surgery
You can have a tube introduced to your throat for anesthesia and to help you breathe during operation while you sleep. You will have a catheter tube introduced up to your bladder to drain urine. We might also use a sequential compression device around your legs to avoid deep vein thrombosis.