Bowel Preparation

Patient Instructions and Precautions for Safer Cancer Treatment the Evening Before Adrenal Surgery

The health care team at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center's Urologic Oncology Center understands the anxiety that may affect adrenal cancer patients who are preparing for a surgical procedure. Our team of expert surgeons and physicians is available to outline all the necessary preoperative information and answer any questions about the process.

Instructions Prior to the Surgical Procedure

Starting around noon on the day before surgery, patients should drink two bottles of magnesium citrate, which can be purchased at the local pharmacy. This product will completely empty the patient’s bowels before the procedure. Patients should not eat or drink anything after midnight the evening before surgery.

If patients have any questions regarding bowel preparation the day before their scheduled surgery, they should call UH Seidman Cancer Center at 1-866-UH4-CAREbetween 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Any last minute questions will be addressed at this time. If patients are unable to call during this time, they should call 1-866-UH4-CARE after 6 p.m. to obtain their surgery time and to discuss other pertinent information.

Insurance Information

The Urologic Oncology Center requests that patients bring their insurance information and emergency contacts with them to the hospital.

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