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North Clinic PA Scheduling: 763-587-7752 Nurse Line: 763-587-7753 Fax: 763-587-7075 _______________________________________________ Pre-Op Instructions for Abdominal Surgery You will need a pre-operative physical one week prior to your Surgery. Your primary care doctor will make sure you are in the
best condition to undergo surgery. Give the doctor a full week to work out all of your medical needs. If you don’t have a
primary care doctor, we will be happy to arrange a visit with one.
If you smoke, there is no best time to quit. Smoking increases the risks of surgery and anesthesia. Discuss the options to help
you quit with your primary care Doctor.
Do not take any aspirin, Ibuprofen or other non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications ONE week prior to surgery. If you are
taking Coumadin™ (Warfarin), Plavix™ or any other blood thinners please contact you primary care Doctor for instructions.
Purchase at your local pharmacy two 10 ounce bottles of Magnesium Citrate. They are inexpensive and DO NOT requires
prescription. You may have a light breakfast the day before your surgery (Toast, cereal, banana, coffee or tea). Start on a clear
liquid diet after breakfast. Drink at least one glass every hour. Drinking liquids will make your cleansing easier.Avoid dairy
Starting at __________ the day PRIOR to your surgery take one full 10 ounce bottle of Magnesium Citrate. Take the second
full bottle 90 minutes later. Stay on a clear liquid diet the day prior to your surgery. Do not eat or drink anything after _______.
All other prescription medications can be taken with a sip of water. Ask your primary care Doctor about your regular
prescription medications.
On your arrival at the hospital, you will be admitted by a nurse. She will get you ready for surgery. The anesthesia team will
talk to you. You will also see Dr. Isaac prior to your surgery.
Try to have a good night’s sleep. Please give yourself enough time for the ride to the hospital.
You are scheduled for surgery at:______________________________________
Date of surgery:____________________________________________________
Please arrive at (time):_______________________________________________
Location: _________________________________________________________
Please bring a current list of medications and allergies.
If you have any questions about your surgical procedure, please contact us. It is very important to be well informed about the
procedure, risks and benefits, alternatives and expectations. We take surgery very seriously. It is better to contact us during
business hours, we have a team of caring professionals that will respond to your needs. Our telephones are answered 24 hours a
day. In case of emergency please call 911
For more information call our nurse line (763) 587-7753 or please go to our website Look for patient
education and instructions.


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