What should I do on the surgery day before lower anterior resection?

Your doctor will give you all the necessary indications before the day of the surgery so that you will be fully prepared for the intervention.

You will be instructed on how to shower before coming to the hospital for the surgery.

You have to take the medication recommended by your doctor according to the prescribed dose.

Your doctor will let you know when you should stop the food intake prior to the surgery. 

Your doctor will let you know the exact time when you should be at the hospital on the day of the intervention. You will be admitted sometime before the surgery for the preparations; it’s important to stick to the schedule to avoid delays.

Make all the necessary preparations at home for your discharge, someone should be by your side for the first days after your discharge in case you need help.

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