How to Prepare for steps before bariatric surgery|Bypass Surgery plan
Although any type of surgery can be a
frightening prospect, coronary bypass
surgery can bring a unique set of fears and
concerns. Since any bypass is a major
surgery, you’ll need to start preparing
weeks in advance. Work closely with your
primary doctor and your surgeon, and follow
their directions to ensure that you’re
physically prepared for your bypass by
taking all necessary medications and tests.
You’ll also need to plan ahead for
transportation to and from the hospital, and
prepare yourself and your home for the weeks
you’ll spend recovering from the surgery.
Stop eating and drinking at the times
directed by your doctor or surgeon. This is
important to reduce the risk of nausea and
vomiting from the anesthesia, which can have
serious consequences if you aspirate the
vomit. If you disobey the surgeon’s
instructions, they will cancel the surgery.
Do not drink any alcohol within the 24 hours
preceding your surgery. It can cause serious
reactions with medications given at the
Pack the bag you will bring to the hospital.
The hospital will provide personal care
items, so you will not need to bring a
toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.
You should not bring any valuables to the
hospital with you. Leave expensive
electronics at home. Pack a bag that
Personal identification and insurance
Emergency contact information.
Comfortable, roomy clothes that you can wear
both to and from the hospital.
Any necessary personal items, including
glasses, hearing aids and/or dentures.
Finalize transportation and home-care plans.
Check with the person who will be taking you
to the hospital, and make sure that they
will arrive to pick you up on time. Also
take this time to straighten and clean your
home, as you will not have the energy to do
this once you’ve returned from the surgery.
How to Prepare for Heart Surgery
It is important to be prepared for heart surgery so that you can reduce your anxiety and be as healthy as possible going into it. Be sure to talk to your doctor about your medications and to ask if there are any special instructions, like washing with special soap, before you go in for the surgery. It is also important that you avoid smoking to maximize your heart's health. You may want to also make preparations for your recovery period to minimize the amount of housework and cooking you will have to do.
Avoid exposure to illnesses. You need to be as healthy as possible going into the surgery. This includes even minor illnesses like a cold or the flu. If you have a fever, coughing, or a stuffy nose before surgery, tell your doctor so she can evaluate if you are healthy enough for the procedure.
During the two weeks before your surgery, avoid spending time with people who have the flu or a cold.
Wash your hands frequently, especially after shaking hands with people, being in public, or before preparing food.
If it is cold or flu season, ask your doctor if you should avoid crowds of people and public transportation. Avoiding crowds may help you reduce your chances of getting exposed to something.
Quit smoking. If you smoke, you will need to stop at least two weeks before the procedure. Not only does smoking damage your heart, but it can complicate your surgery. It may cause:
Tell your doctor about any dental work you need to have. A bacterial infection in your mouth can increase the risk that you could have bacteria in your blood which might cause an infection. Tell your doctor:
What procedures you have scheduled
When they are scheduled
Why you need the procedures. Your doctor may have advice about when to get the procedures done. If you are having elective valve surgery, you should have most elective dental work done before surgery. If you will have major dental surgery, you will us
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