The Day Before Surgery

Essential Steps for Surgery Preparation

The day prior to a patient’s surgery, he or she will receive a phone call from University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center confirming the scheduled surgery time. If patients have not received this call by 3 p.m. the day prior to the procedure, they should call 1-866-UH4-CARE to find out the correct arrival time.

Patients are advised to arrive at UH Seidman Cancer Center several hours prior to the scheduled procedure.

No Food or Drink

Patients should not drink or eat any food after midnight the evening prior to the scheduled surgery.

Bowel Preparation

The day before the surgical procedure, patients need to take a bowel preparation (magnesium citrate or GoLYTELY). Since this medicine empties the patient's bowels, he or she should stay close to home during this time.

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1-866-UH4-CARE (1-866-844-2273)

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