Tablets

  • You should be instructed by the hospital or the surgeons rooms when to fast (food and fluid)

Blood Thinners

  • Plavix (clapidogrel)

Cease FOURTEEN DAYS prior

You may be instructed to take aspirin in its place

  • Warfarin

Cease SEVEN DAYS prior

  • You will need Clexane bridging therapy (last dose 24 hours before surgery)
  • Dagarelix

Cease THREE DAYS prior

  • Aspirin

Cease THREE DAYS prior unless otherwise instructed by your surgeon

Pre-Op Assessment / Pathology Tests

  • You must attend this visit if asked by your surgeon or the hospital
  • You must get all blood/urine tests done

Films

Please bring your CT’s/US or other appropriate films to your operation.  In some cases your surgery   will be postponed if you do not

Magazine

Delays and sometimes cancellations of surgery may occur.  Please be patient and understanding and bring your favourite reading material.