Talk to your healthcare provider about how to get ready for your surgery. Your healthcare providers will talk with you about what to expect as surgery draws near. Keep in mind that your experience may differ from that of other women you know.
Your instructions may include the following:
Avoid certain medications (including aspirin) for 14 days before surgery.
If you smoke, stop as long as possible before surgery.
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery. This includes chewing gum and mints.
Arrange ahead of time for a ride home from the hospital or surgery center.
If it is prescribed, take medication to clean out your bowels the day before surgery. Your healthcare provider can give you more details about this.
You'll change into a gown. You'll then be prepped for your procedure:
The anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist will discuss anesthesia with you and answer any questions you have.
Some pubic hair may be trimmed or removed.
An IV (intravenous) line will be put into your arm or hand. This line supplies you with medications and fluids before, during, and after surgery.
You may be given medication that helps you relax. You will then be given general anesthesia to make you sleep and keep you free from pain during surgery.
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Dr. Marsha Bornt started seeing me when I was in my early twenties (20 years ago). After seeing many doctors, she was the 1st doctor to diagnose me with endometriosis. I went on to have many laparoscopies with her over the years. In my thirties I moved about 45-50 min away from Apple Hill, so I ended up seeing another doctor who performed another laparoscopy...
Staff was very friendly and professional. I had a few questions that the doctor was more than happy to answer for me. I got all that needed to be done in a very timely manner. I was very pleased with my visit. Trying to find a parking spot was very frustrating though. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
I am always glad to meet with Dr. Bornt. She is very pleasant and makes sure she has answered all your questions or concerns. She is very thorough in her approach about your medical history . . .wants only the best for you as her patient.