General Pre-Operative Instructions

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Before your scheduled surgical procedure, please follow these instructions:

Seven Days Before Surgery

Stop taking all blood thinners – Aspirin, Plavix, Coumidin, etc.

The Day Before Surgery

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight

Pre-Operative Preparation for Stomach and Weight loss Surgery

  • Drink only clear liquids
  • Take one bottle of Miralax at 2pm

Pre-Operative Bowel Preparation Instructions for Colon Surgery

Before your scheduled surgical procedure, please follow this instruction:

  • Only clear liquid diet
  • Drink water liberally throughout the day

8:00 AM The Day Before Surgery

  • Reglan (Metocloperamide) 10 mg by mouth

10:00 AM The Day Before Surgery

  • Start Halflytely Bowel Prep Kit

1:00 PM The Day Before Surgery

  • Neomycin Sulfate: 1 gram orally
  • Erythromycin Base: 1 gram orally

2:00 PM The Day Before Surgery

  • Neomycin Sulfate: 1 gram orally
  • Erythromycin Base: 1 gram orally
  • Reglan (Metocloperamide) 10 mg by mouth

8:00 PM The Day Before Surgery

  • Reglan (Metocloperamide) 10 mg by mouth

11:00 PM The Day Before Surgery

  • Neomycin Sulfate: 1 gram orally
  • Erythromycin Base: 1 gram orally
  • Reglan (Metocloperamide) 10 mg by mouth

After Midnight The Night Before Surgery

  • Take nothing by mouth

6:00 AM The Morning Of Surgery

  • Take your usual oral medications with a sip of water

Fleet Enema

  • Give yourself a Fleet Enema about an hour before leaving your home for the hospital the morning of surgery if instructed by your surgeon.
Advanced Surgical Associates is one of the first exclusively surgical groups practicing in Union County New Jersey. And that is just the first of many firsts for ASA. For over 40 years, we have pioneered breakthrough surgical patient care in North Jersey in both general and weight loss surgery. ASA also offers gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric banding to those suffering from obesity in New Jersey.
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