The Day of Your Surgery
The large part of Mr Bhalla's surgery is performed as a day case procedure. This means you will go home on the same day.
On the day of surgery, you will be asked to remain starved for at least 6 hours prior to your surgery. This means that you will not be able to eat or drink, which includes chewing gum. This is a requirement of the anaesthetist to reduce the risk of problems at the time of your anaesthetic.
You will be admitted to the ward. You will be asked to change into clothing that is appropriate for the operating theatre. Before your operation, Mr Bhalla and his anaesthetist will come to see you. This is to ensure that you still wish to go ahead with your operation, to ensure that nothing has changed between your out-patient consultation and the day of your operation, and to ensure that all your questions are answered.
Following your surgery, you will be given a meal. Before going home, you will need to have passed water. You will be given medication to take home with you. Mr Bhalla's secretary will call you with details of your follow-up appointment.