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General Surgery Pre-Operative Instructions at Advanced Surgical Associates

Before your scheduled surgical procedure with a surgeon at Advanced Surgical Associates, 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 2:00pm

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

8:00am the day before surgery

  • Reglan (Metocloperamide) 10 mg by mouth

10:00am the day before surgery

  • Start Halflytely Bowel Prep Kit

1:00pm the day before surgery

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

2:00pm the day before surgery

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

8:00pm the day before surgery

  • Reglan (Metocloperamide) 10 mg by mouth

11:00pm 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

6:00am 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 Location

Springfield

155 Morris Avenue

Suite 204

Springfield, NJ 07081

FAX 973-232-2301