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38 Irrawaddy Road, #05-23 @ Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, (S)329563
Mon – Fri: 9am-6pm | Sat:9am-2pm | Closed: Sundays and Public Holidays
Walk in during opening hours or call for appointment

Before Operation

Before your procedure, you may be given preparation instructions by your doctor. Preparation may include:

  • Fasting 
  • Bowel prep
  • Diet change 
  • Medication change

After The Operation

After your procedure, you will be wheeled into your recovery ward where the nurse will monitor your vital signs (temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiration) level regularly. During your recovery in the hospital, these are some things to note and be aware of: 

Reporting your pain is important because it helps us to work with you to manage in order to achieve your level of comfort.

The medicines given after your operation are used for controlling pain, minimising nausea/vomiting and decreasing the risks of infection.

Your surgical wounds will be closed with stitches, surgical staples or adhesive strips. They will be checked regularly for signs of bleeding, itchiness and redness.

You will have an intravenous infusion drip attached for hydration while you are not eating or drinking. You will be allowed sips of water or ice chips, progressing to a light diet, as allowed by your doctor. The drip will be discontinued when you are able to retain feeds.

You will be on bed rest until the effects of anaesthesia have worn off. Ensure you call for assistance the first time you get out of bed.

Deep breathing exercises are encouraged to prevent chest complications. Repeat this at least 10 times every hour while awake.

Exercise your ankles by moving your feet towards and away from you to increase blood circulation, reduce swelling and prevent blood clots. Repeat this at least 10 times every hour while awake.

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Going Home

After a few days in the hospital, you will be discharged home. While recovering at home, there are a few things to note to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.

You will need to visit your doctor 1-2 weeks after your operation to review your progress and to check on the healing of your wounds.

You may experience pain at the surgical site for 2-3 days after your operation which can be relieved by pain medication. You may have sore throat from the use of a breathing tube during anaesthesia. This should resolve in 1-2 days and can be relieved by lozenges.

Your doctor will prescribe medication to control your pain and/or antibiotics to reduce the risks of infection. Do not hesitate to ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you require further clarification.

Your doctor will give you instructions on wound care during your home recovery. Make sure to keep your dressings dry and clean.

Ensure a good recovery with a balanced and healthy diet full of wholegrains, proteins, fibre and healthy fats.

  • Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for at least two weeks or as advised by the doctor.
  • You may resume light activities a few days after your surgery.
  • Your doctor will advise you on when it is safe to shower and return to work

Contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  •  Fever (>38◦C) and chills
  •  Shortness of breath
  •  Severe pain that is not alleviated by regular medication
  •  Redness, swelling, bleeding and foul-smelling discharge from the wound
  •  Persistent nausea and vomiting
  •  Abdominal distension
  •  Itchiness or skin rashes after taking your medicine

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